HHM Updates

September 23, 2018

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ST. PHILIP’S COLLEGE RELEASES UPDATES FOR ITS 2018 120TH ANNIVERSARY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT LINEUP

Live stream event with Beto O’Rourke, National Night Out are among the new events

Today, St. Philip’s College released updates for its remaining 2018 120th Anniversary Hispanic Heritage Month lineup of free programs at two of the college’s campuses in September and October.

With additional details to be announced in coming days, the highlights of the two-month observance are the 11th Anniversary edition of the college’s Best Tasting Salsa College Scholarship Competition (Oct. 4), new-for-2018 Weekly Voter Awareness activities at its 1801 Martin Luther King Drive and 800 Quintana Road locations, a stream of the Prairie View A&M University Town Hall featuring The Honorable Beto O'Rourke (Sept. 19) and a National Night Out 2018 event co-sponsored by the Alamo Colleges Police Department and the Denver Heights Neighborhood Association (Oct. 2). All events are open to the public, and all are free for 2018, said college observance organizer Nina McGrath. 

In the nation’s largest Hispanic-majority city, at the nation’s only college designated as both a Historically Black College and a Hispanic Serving Institution, the month as observed at the college is traditionally a mix of activities independently underway and activities identified or created by a college committee.

Here’s a brief look at the remaining series calendar of free community events for 2018:

Now-Dec. 19 | Mondays-Thursdays 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art Exhibition: Hispanic Contributions to the Visual Arts

The bevy of artists profiled by college archivist Rebecca Barnard ranges from Francisco Goya to Scherezade García

Exhibit Area of the SPC Center for Learning Resources | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free | Contact Archivist Rebecca Barnard 210-486-2583 - Library Staff 210-486-7023

Now-Dec. 19 | Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Art Exhibition: Hispanic Contributions to the Visual Arts

The bevy of artists profiled by college archivist Rebecca Barnard ranges from Francisco Goya to Scherezade García

Library of the SPC Southwest Campus | Room C-132 of Building 1 | 800 Quintana Road | Free | Contact Archivist Rebecca Barnard (210) 486-2583 - Library Staff 210-486-7023

Sept. 19 | 6 p.m.

Stream of the Prairie View A&M University Town Hall featuring The Honorable Beto O'Rourke

A nonpartisan conversation with the candidate for U.S. Senate – Art installation by Latinx designer, illustrator, and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas here | here | here

Heritage Room of the Campus Center Building | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free | contact Public Relations Director Adrian Jackson at 210-486-2712

Sept. 20 | 11 a.m.

St. Philip's College President’s Lecture Series with Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly

Guests will hear from and ask important questions of the entrepreneurial author currently working on numerous projects as she expands her Hidden Figures empire to new heights

Watson Fine Arts Center | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free | Contact Series Chair Beautrice Butler - 210-486-2670

Sept. 25 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Voter Registration hosted by Future United Latino Leaders for Change at St. Philip’s College with inspiring art by Yocelyn Riojas

Voting registration and conversation with students who are passionate about civics – Art installation by Latinx designer, illustrator, and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas here | here | here

Turbon Student Center | First Floor | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free

Sept. 25 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Voter Registration hosted by Future United Latino Leaders for Change at St. Philip’s College

Voting registration and conversation with students who are passionate about civics

Foyer of Building 1 | 800 Quintana Road | Free

Oct. 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Voter Registration hosted by Future United Latino Leaders for Change at St. Philip’s College with inspiring art by Yocelyn Riojas

Voting registration and conversation with students who are passionate about civics – Art installation by Latinx designer, illustrator, and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas here | here | here

Turbon Student Center | First Floor | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free

Oct. 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Voter Registration hosted by Future United Latino Leaders for Change at St. Philip’s College

Voting registration and conversation with students who are passionate about civics

Foyer of Building 1 | 800 Quintana Road | Free

Oct. 2 | 5:30-8 p.m.

National Night Out 2018 event co-sponsored by the Alamo Colleges Police Department and the Denver Heights Neighborhood Association

Family friendly event commemorating the 35th anniversary of the community program

Center for Learning Resources | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free

Oct. 4 | 10 a.m.

Best Tasting Salsa College Scholarship Competition: 11th Anniversary Edition – Art installation by Latinx designer, illustrator, and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas here | here | here | here

Specialty food tasting during competition for scholarships to SPC with local high school chefs

Turbon Student Center | Second Floor | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free

Oct. 9 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Voter Registration hosted by Future United Latino Leaders for Change at St. Philip’s College with inspiring art by Yocelyn Riojas

Voting registration and conversation with students who are passionate about civics – Art installation by Latinx designer, illustrator, and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas here | here | here

Turbon Student Center | First Floor | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive | Free

Oct. 9 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Voter Registration hosted by Future United Latino Leaders for Change at St. Philip’s College

Voting registration and conversation with students who are passionate about civics

Foyer of Building 1 | 800 Quintana Road | Free

For details, contact observance committee chair Nina McGrath, director, Academy of Fine Arts and Community Liaison, at 210-486-2704, nmcgrath@alamo.edu and see the observance season online in September at alamo.edu/spc.