Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Papel Picado Contest (Craft Event)

LOCATION CHANGE: Virtual | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Did you know Papel Picado originated in Mexico as designs carved into tree bark? Let's see what designs you can make at the Papel Picado contest taking place at this week’s craft Tuesday. Also, be on the lookout for the DIY tutorial on our Campus Engagement Instagram account (@UIWcampusengage). 

Campus Residents can  RSVP to sign up for a craft kit delivery. Limited kits available. Just submit your Residence Hall and room number for delivery. Only available for campus residents.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020 

Virtual Panel: Organizations Supporting Voter Engagement

Virtual | 11 a.m.

GivePulse Signup Link

Organizations supporting Voter Engagement: Join in discussion with Mi Familia Voters, League of Women Voters and MOVE Texas as they share the importance of voting, some unique challenges their organizations are facing, and how volunteers can make a difference in their communities!  Learn more about the Voter Engagement Panel.


Trivia Night (HHM History)

Virtual | 5:30 p.m.

Joins us for trivia night this Hispanic Heritage Month for a chance to win great prizes! Get full trivia night details here.


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Loteria (Live and Virtual)

Dubuis Lawn/Virtual | 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Lotería is a traditional game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of numbered ping pong balls.Lotería is the Spanish word for lottery. The deck is composed with a set of 54 different cards with a picture on it. Join us every other Thursday of Hispanic Heritage Month for a chance to win prizes with Mexican Bingo on the lawn! Loteria will take place every Thursday.  See the full details on the Loteria here..


"Mi Lucha es Tu Lucha" Panel Discussion

Virtual | 1:30 p.m.

Join the discussion and listen to our panelists, UIW Professors, Dr. Sandra Guzman-Foster and Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz, speaking on how Hispanic/Latinx communities can show support in the various movements taking place, especially as it pertains to the Black community, and the history that connects these groups.

 Zoom Recording


Friday, September 18, 2020

Netflix Watch Party: Immigration Nation

Virtual | 7 p.m.

Watch the first episode of this quickly trending series and take a look at the state of U.S. immigration through moving portraits of immigrants and ICE operations.


Monday, September 21, 2020

Challenges and Stories about the U.S. Immigration System

Virtual | 12 p.m.

Learn more about challenges in our immigration system, current narratives from those experiencing them, and opportunities to get involved through volunteering/advocacy with Sarahi Calderon from American Gateways.

Join us via Zoom. 


Piñata Scavenger Hunt Kickoff 

Campus-wide | All Week Long

Search for pinatas all across campus this week and tag @uiwcampusengage with #UIWHHM for a chance to win a HHM goodie bag. Get full details on the Piñata Scavenger Hunt.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Ojo de Dios (Craft Event)

SEC Ballroom | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us in creating an "Ojo de Dios" or God's Eye, a symbol made by the Huichol Indians of Mexico and Aymara Indians of Bolivia. Also, be on the lookout for the DIY tutorial on our Campus Engagement Instagram account (@UIWcampusengage). 

Campus Residents can RSVP for Ojo do Dios through UIW Engage to sign up for a craft kit delivery. Limited kits available. Just submit your Residence Hall and room number for delivery. Only available for campus residents.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Book of the Month: Book Club Meeting #1

Virtual | 4 p.m.

Join us in reading the award winning Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan with co-moderators Dr. Laura Lopez and Dr. LuElla D'Amico from the UIW English Department.

Join us for the Book Club via Zoom.


Trivia Night (HHM Food and Drinks)

Virtual | 5:30 p.m.

Joins us for trivia night this Hispanic Heritage Month for a chance to win great prizes!  Get the full trivia night details at UIW Engage.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

“Democracy, Values and the 2020 Election”

Virtual | 12 p.m.

A virtual conversation with Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz of the Psychology Department, Dr. Julie Miller of Cultural Studies, Dr. Brandon Metroka of Political Science and Madison Hering, Pi Sigma Alpha President and a senior in Political Science.

Explore the ethical questions raised in the non-partisan voter reflection guide.

The questions address urgent moral issues, such as, justice for immigrants, economic dignity, human trafficking, care for creation and climate change, racism, criminal justice reform, democracy and voting rights, healthcare and the coronavirus pandemic, and global peacebuilding. This nonpartisan reflection guide is co-sponsored by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Faith in Public Life, Interfaith Power & Light and other groups.

University of the Incarnate Word hosts: Cultural Studies, Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science, Psychology Department, Women and Gender Studies and more.

Register for Democracy, Values and the 2020 Election.  


Loteria (Virtual)

Virtual | 5:30 p.m.

Join us every other Thursday of Hispanic Heritage Month for a chance to win prizes with Mexican Bingo online! Loteria will take place every Thursday, alternating between Live and Virtual platforms.


Friday, September 25, 2020

ARISE (A Resource in Serving Equality) Community Workshop: Education in the Virtual Classroom

Virtual | 3 p.m.

Discussion on how families in South Texas can support and engage their children attending school virtually.
For more information, please contact Mayra Levy at or call (210) 283-6423. 


Piñata Bash with CAB

Friendship Garden | 6 p.m.

Stop by and enjoy music, treats and a chance at winning some awesome giveaways with the Campus Activities Board.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hispanic or Latino? Discussing Latinx Identitties

Virtual | 5 p.m. CDT

Facebook: Live - Grand Rapids Public Library Profile

Join the Grand Rapids Public Library for a LIVE discussion and explore the meaning of being Hispanic or Latino and tackle misconceptions and stereotypes.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Working for Social Justice

Virtual | 6-7 p.m.

You can view the film here before our discussion.

The film details the extraordinary life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female on the U.S. Supreme Court whose courage and wisdom has contributed to a better country for all. Then join us for a discussion with Brandon Metroka (UIW Political Science Professor), Casey Ogechi Iwuagwu (Past UIW Pre-Law Association President), Alexandria Salas (UIW Title IX Director) and Cynthia Shepperd (South Texas Attorney). LuElla D'Amico (UIW Women's and Gender Studies) will moderate.

You can also visit the UIW library LibGuide about Ginsburg to know her better. This special event is co-sponsored by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability, UIW Libraries, the Title IX Office, the Political Science Department, Pi Sigma Alpha, UIW Pre-Law and Women's and Gender Studies. 

Join this Discussion via Zoom.


Thursday, October 6, 2020

Hispanic History: Reclaiming Our Stories, Celebrating Our Strengths

Virtual | 5 p.m.

Learn from Hispanics who have impacted Texas history. Students share in their words and images some of the heroes of our great state from the Handbook of Tejano History. Learn of the woman and men who have built our state, enriched our hearts and stretched our minds.

Join Us for the Hispanic History Discussion via Zoom.


Take Back the Night

Virtual | 6:30 p.m.

Women and Gender Studies with IEmpower present a Virtual “Take Back the Nights,” with Mari Weymouth and Yorka Velasco-Caballero, leaders of the local women’s non-profit IEMPOWER, followed by an open forum discussion. For information contact: or visit:

Take Back the Night Zoom Link


Saturday, October 10

Digital Equity and Inclusion: Presented by Youth Code Jam 

9 - 10:30 a.m. for K-6 grade

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for 7-12 grade

Join us for a virtual workshop for teachers and others who are interested. Discuss local and digital services that are available to individuals and diverse groups of race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, language, gender, culture, ability and other neurodiverse populations. ​Develop strategies to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.​ This event is sponsored by the Dreeben School of Education.

Register for Digital Equity and Inclusion.

Climate Reality is a High Concern for Compassionate San Antonio

Watch local media for a live streaming 

A tree planting by Mayor Ron Nirenberg at the Headwaters to Launch Communitywide Engagement. Local collaborators, including UIW President Dr. Tom Evans, city, environmental, educational and faith-based organizations and nonprofits are taking climate concerns seriously. San Antonians are encouraged to plant 20,000 trees in 2020. Mayor Nirenberg will ceremonially plant a tree and collaborators will share on the local Compassion Tree Project and the global Compassion Tree Project. As reforestation is one of the main ecosystem restoration methods and the most effective way to help decrease global warming. There is a symbiosis between humans and trees that is cultural, spiritual, physical and communal that spans the planet and crosses all time. Our children’s future on the earth depends upon mutual responsibility in this restorative process. This event coincides with the month-long Climate Action Project  in their observance of  24 Hours of Climate Reality,  


Tuesday, October 13 

"13th" A Film and Discussion 

Virtual | 7-9:30 p.m.

Join us for "13th," an Oscar-nominated documentary about the 13th amendment, slavery and modern incarceration in the U.S., and followed by a moderated discussion of the issues. Moderators include: Dr. Felix-Ortiz, Professor of Psychology, Brandi Coleman, Education Department and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Religious Studies. This event is sponsored by Psyc Society, Psi Chi and NAMI on campus. Please contact Abbey for more information at

13th Film and Discussion Zoom Gathering

Meeting ID: 912 8247 8346 
Passcode: 12399