Latinx Heritage

Check out this year's calendar of events for Latinx Heritage Month below or visit the Latinx Heritage Events portal on UIW Engage!


September 15, 2021

Mercado de UIW | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Westgate Circle

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month at the Mercado de UIW! Come purchase items from local Latinx owned businesses while enjoying food, beverages, and giveaways.

Hosted by: Campus Engagement

September 22, 2021

¡Juntos Aprendemos! | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | SEC 2030-32

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Student Alumni & Philanthropy Association will be hosting its annual networking mixer ¡Juntos Aprendemos! on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This event serves as an opportunity for current students to meet and network with Latinx alumni leaders seeking academic and career advice as they take on the new school year.

Hosted by: Alumni Relations, UIW Bajio Campus

September 25, 2021

Movie Night: Celebrate Latinx Culture | 8 p.m. | Side of Natatorium

Come join Campus Engagement for a night under the stars, as we watch a movie to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. Grab a friend, a blanket and meet us outside to enjoy this event! Food will be provided.

Hosted by: Campus Engagement

September 28, 2021

Crossing the Border: Black Freedom in Mexican Spaces | 6 - 7:15 p.m.

While histories of Black Liberation in North America often center Canadian freedom destinations, thousands of Black Americans crossed the U.S.- Mexico border to claim freedom in Mexican spaces before U.S. Emancipation. This talk will overview Mexico's process of abolition, what Mexican freedom entailed, and highlight the experiences of little-known freedom fighters.

Hosted by: University Mission and Ministry

October 7, 2021

Latinx Heritage Alumni Recognition | TBD | Facebook Live:

The purpose of the Latinx Alumni Recognition is to recognize a UIW alum for their outstanding achievements and efforts in promoting Latinx Heritage. Be sure to tune in to this live event to announce this year's Latinx alumni recipient.

Hosted by: Latinx Heritage Committee

Nomination for Latinx Alumni Recognition

October 11, 2021

Indigenous Peoples around the Latin World | All Day

Explore virtually the different representation of Indigenous People throughout Central and South America. Check out our Instagram stories all day and learn about indigenous cultures within the Latin world @intluiw.

Indigenous Peoples Day | All Day | Starting at The Blue Hole and ending in The Grotto

Join members of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation and the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AITSCM) for a Blessing of the Waters at the Blue Hole and Discussion at the Grotto

Hosted by: Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability, University Mission and Ministry, Latinx Heritage Committee, and the Native American Heritage Committee

Piñata Hunt (Oct 11-Oct 14) | All Day

Check out their social media for more details on how to win @uiwcampusengage!

Hosted by: Campus Engagement

October 12, 2021

REDTalk Presentado por Universidad Incarnate Word | 5:00 p.m. | Facebook Live: UIW Alumni Relations

Hosted by: Alumni Relations, UIW Bajio Campus

October 13, 2021

International Student and Employer Panel | 5 - 7 p.m. | SEC Ballroom

Join international alumni who are teachers, entrepreneurs, and business owners have honest conversations about immigration struggles, pathways to work in and outside the U.S., and lessons learned from the journey. Special guest alumni from UIW San Antonio and Mexico City campuses.

Hosted by: Career Services, International Student and Scholar Services, Alumni Services

October 15, 2021

Latin Xplosion | 6 - 9 p.m. | Skyview Parking Lot

Hosted by: Campus Activities Board

October 16, 2021

Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Football Game | 11 a.m. | Benson Stadium

Hosted by: UIW Athletics