¡Aguas! Mi Pueblo and Cultura Persists!


“Aguas" is a shout out to the world. It means "watch out!" or "heads up!"
This year's Mi Gente Heritage Month celebration highlights the deep roots and persistence of Latinx and Indigenous American foods, practices, and peoples.


Mi Gente Heritage Month 2023 Calendar of Events


Opening Ceremony: Flamin’ Hot Movie Screening and Hot Cheetos Challenge

Thursday, Sept. 14
10:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Center room 120

A feel-good film celebrating Mexican American perseverance followed by a hot Cheetos toppings contest. We'll provide the ingredients, and you'll create masterpieces of this popular dish. Enter to win one of three prizes: 1st place - $250 gift basket (including an air fryer and NutriBullet), 2nd place - $100 gift basket (including a NutriBullet), and 3rd place - $50 (including a snack pack) gift basket.


Mi Voz Cuenta/My Vote Counts: National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept. 19th
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SAC Mall

Voting is a right and a responsibility. Meet representatives from local voting organizations, register to vote, educate yourself on the importance of voting, and commit to shaping the future of politics.


Santita’s Quinceañera

Thursday, Sept. 21
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Loftin Student Center Fiesta Room

Come celebrate Santita the chihuahua's quince and help raise funds for Meals on Wheels – AniMeals! Please bring a small bag of dog or cat food. Refreshments will be served.


Reclaiming mi Salud y Cultura

Wednesday, Sept. 27
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Loftin Student Center Fiesta Room

A cooking demonstration and plática with UTSA professor, Dr. Lillie Saldaña, and SAC student Jasmine Hernandez Vasquez to rid us of the stereotype that Mexican foods cause health issues. Learn the histories of native Mexican foods and how they can keep us healthy.

Growing my Native Raices: Community Gardening

Monday, Oct. 2
9:25 to10:40 a.m.
Loftin Student Center Fiesta Room

A presentation by local gardening experts on how to create a garden of native plants. Come learn how gardening cleans the air, prevents erosion, and preserves resources overall.


Indigenous Peoples Day Commemoration

Monday, Oct. 9
10:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
SAC Mall

A commemoration and celebration of Indigenous Peoples' cultures and histories. Help us honor the first peoples of these lands.


Movimiento San Antonio Oral History Project

Sept 15 - Oct 15
KSYM radio spots

Make sure to listen to KSYM 90.1 FM this month as the station presents the stories of local Chicana, Chicano, and Chicanx activists who transformed the San Antonio landscape politically, socially, and economically.




Websites/Social Media

Books in SAC catalog

Great resources from our databases