Latinx Heritage

The UIW Latinx Heritage Month Committee is proud to announce the growing list of campus events from September 12-18, 2022. The committee is committed to working year-round to support programming that celebrates and highlights the many cultures represented in the Latinx community.

2022 Calendar of Events

September 14, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month Diversitea and Coffee | 11 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m. | SEC Concourse

Enjoy a beverage and cookies at this event.

September 15, 2022

Mercado | 11 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m. | Westgate Circle

Visit the market with outdoor vendors. Students who complete a survey on “sense of belonging” can receive a Hispanic Heritage Month t-shirt. Hosted by the Office of Student Success, Student Government Association and Campus Engagement.

September 15, 2022

Escobedo Lecture with Dr. Timoteo Matovina speaking on “Espiritualidades de la Virgen de Guadalupe.” | 7 p.m. | Oblate School of Theology, Whitley Center Room 101

The public lecture will be in Spanish. For those who would like to participate remotely, the information and link are below.

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September 15, 2022

DEI Circles: “How is UIW doing as a Hispanic‐Serving Institution?” | 12 ‐ 1 p.m. | Zoom

The event is hosted by Dr. Arturo Chavez, associate VP of Mission & Ministry (DEI). For more information, email or call (210) 890‐ 4174.

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September 20, 2022

National Voter Registration Day | 10 a.m. | SEC Patio

The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability, in coordination with SGA, will host a City Declaration regarding voting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the SEC Patio. We value your vote, as one we will move Texas. All are invited to attend.

Members of the campus community can register to vote from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Westgate Circle on the following days:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20
  • Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Thursday, Oct. 6
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11
  • Thursday, Oct. 20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25

Early voting in Bexar County runs from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4 with Election Day taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Visit the UIW Votes webpage for additional voting information and resources.

For more information, please contact the Ettling Center at (210) 283-6423 or

September 22, 2022

Pláticas: Food Insecurity | 5:30-7 p.m. | SEC Ballroom

Join the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability for a “plática” (discussion) focusing on food insecurity from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the SEC Ballroom. This is the first of four pláticas occurring throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. Each plática will focus on a social justice theme to enlighten and engage our campus community on various issues such as gun violence, climate change, immigration policy and food insecurity.

For more information, please contact the Ettling Center by calling (210) 283-6423 or emailing

September 26‐30, 2022

Nuestra Gente Tribute to UIW | Time and Location TBA

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.

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October 8, 2022

Los Alcaldes: Patriots of the Revolutions | 2 p.m. | Mabee Library Auditorium

Women's and Gender Studies is hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month event with the Los Alcaldes de Bexar project, which advocates for the education and preservation of history on the early alcaldes (mayors) of San Antonio from 1731‐1836. Erika Haskins, Women's and Gender Studies graduate assistant, helps run this project.

Learn about Los Alcaldes de Béxar

October 10, 2022

Indigenous Peoples’ Day | 9 - 10 a.m. | Blue Hole and Grotto

Join members of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas for the 2nd annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Gather at the Blue Hole at 9 a.m. for a ceremonial blessing at the springs followed by a discussion at the Grotto about creation and Indigenous traditions and cultural awareness. For more information, please contact Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability by phone at (210) 283-6423 or Dr. Horacio Vela by email at

October 11, 2022

Stories of Me and My Culture: Mi Historia | Noon-1:30 p.m. | SEC, Room 2030

Every member of the campus community brings a unique perspective and experience, as everyone has a story. Every step has been invisibly shaped by our personal histories of joy, struggles, accomplishment and success. The focus of this program is to allow Hispanic/LatinX members of the campus community to share their stories or that of a loved one from their perspective of life as a Hispanic in the United States. This event is sponsored by the UIW LatinX Heritage Committee and Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability.

For more information contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability by email at or phone at (210) 283-6423.

October 13, 2022

“Pioneer of Mexican American Civil Rights: Alonso S. Perales” | 1:30 p.m. at Mabee Library Auditorium and 7 p.m. at Bonilla Lecture Hall (BHS 129)

The event is presented by Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco, an award‐winning and best‐selling author and professor, followed by a panel of students, faculty, and others considering how we carry Mexican American Civil Rights into the future.

October 27, 2022

Una Tarde con Eduardo Chávez: Hailing Cesar | 3-4:30 p.m. | Kelso Fine Arts Building, Seddon Recital Hall, Room 121

Eduardo Chávez, director, speaker, podcast host and grandson of legendary civil rights activist César
Chávez, will discuss his journey to connect with his grandfather’s legacy and his efforts to capture and document the journey. This event is sponsored by the UIW College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, UIW LatinX Heritage Committee, UIW Liza and Jack Lewis Center of the Americas, and the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability.

For more information, please call (210) 283-6423. Learn more about Hailing Cesar.

November 1‐2, 2022

Dia de Los Muertos campus celebrations | Time and Location TBA