Hispanic Heritage Month

The UIW Hispanic Heritage Month Committee is proud to announce the growing list of campus events. The committee is committed to working year-round to support programming that celebrates and highlights the many cultures represented in the community.

2023 Calendar of Events

September 20, 2023

Paciencia Perdida, An Anthology of Peruvian Fiction, Edited and Translated by Gabriel T. Saxon-Ruiz

5 - 7:30 p.m. | The Twig Book Store, 306 Pearl Pkwy Unit 106, San Antonio, Texas 78215

Join us for a reading and book signing by Gabriel T. Saxon-Ruiz.

See Printable Flyer for Event

September 21, 2023

HSI Development Workshops with Special Guest Dr. Gina Garcia

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | SEC Ballroom

The Office of Student Success will host several events for Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the SEC Ballroom. All are invited to meet Dr. Gina Garcia, author of transforming Hispanic Service Institutions (HSI) for Equity and Success. Dr. Garcia's research centers on issues of equity and justice in higher education with an emphasis on understanding how HSI embraces and enacts an organizational identity for serving minoritized populations. She also seeks to understand the experiences of administrators, faculty, and staff within HSI and the outcomes and experiences of students attending these institutions. Her research looks at the ways that race and racism have shaped the experiences of minoritized groups in higher education. The first 30 faculty and staff attendees will receive a free copy of Dr. Garcia’s most recent book.

  • 9 - 10 a.m. | Keynote in SEC Ballroom
  • 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. | Student Workshop
  • 1:45 - 3 p.m. | Faculty and Staff Workshop

Register for Event

Sign in with UIW login to register.

September 25-29, 2023

Nuestra Gente Tribute to UIW

Time TBD | SEC Mezzanine

Nuestra Gente is a tribute to Hispanics that honors the journey and achievements of innovators, dreamers and visionaries. Through storytelling, we will learn about the history of our ancestors. The Nuestra Gente exhibit builds cultural identity and literacy through stories and programming.

Learn more

female holding up t-shirt standing next to baloonsSeptember 28, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Festival

6 ‐ 9 p.m. | Westgate Circle

Visit the Hispanic Heritage Festival. Hosted by the Student Government Association and Campus Engagement.

September 29, 2023

Celebrando Mi Cultura

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. | SEC Mezzanine Level

Join Teatro del Mundo Nuevo for a joyous evening on Sept. 29, from 2-8 p.m. in the SEC Mezzanine. Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through art, music, poetry and storytelling. Come share your talents and enjoy delicious food, aguas frescas and good company. Food and refreshments will be provided. Hosted by the Office of Mission and Ministry. For information, please contact Dr. Arturo Chávez by email at aechavez@uiwtx.edu or (210) 259-1060.

Register Here

See Printable Flyer for Event

October 4, 2023

Leaders of the Americas Speaker Series: Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú|

12 -2 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. | Diane Bennack Concert Hall

This year’s Speaker Series features Guatemalan social justice activist, champion of Indigenous human rights, and Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum.

  • Event 1: Leaders of the Americas Speaker Series – Featuring Rigoberta Menchu
    • 12-2 p.m. | Diane Bennack Concert Hall
  • Event 2: Lewis Center of the Americas Presents, an Evening with Rigoberta Menchu
    • 6-8 p.m. | Diane Bennack Concert Hall

Register Here

October 5, 2023

Daughter of Latin America: A Five-Century Tapestry of Multicultural Voices

1:30 p.m. | J.E. & L.E. Mabee Library

Join Sandra Guzmán, Emmy award-winning producer, documentary filmmaker, editor and writer, for a presentation on her anthology, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. This event is hosted by the College of Humanities Arts and Social Services and the Lewis Center of the Americas.

See Printable Flyer for Event

Past Events

vendor booth at eventSeptember 14, 2023

UIW Mercado

11 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m. | Westgate Circle and SEC

Join us this Thursday for a Celebration of Latin American Independence Days and Culture!  Visit our market to shop with local vendors. Hosted by Campus Engagement and International Student and Scholar Services.

Need Service Hours? Sign up for a shift.

Learn more about the event.

See Printable Flyer for Mercado