Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September

Mexican American Studies at University of Houston Exhibit

September 15th – October 15th, 2016
MD Anderson Library, 2nd floor, Special Collections

Drawing from the unique and rare materials of UH’s Special Collections and Archives this exhibit documents the Mexican American experience at the University of Houston and greater Houston through photographs, documents, and ephemera. Sponsored by: University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Taco Tuesday: A United Greek Council Fundraiser

September 20th, 2016
11:00am – 2:00pm
SC South Table 1 and 2

Come enjoy tasty tacos while learning about Hispanic Heritage. Hosted by: United Greek Council (UGC) Organizations

The Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series Latina Power: The Next Generation of Activism/Activists

September 22nd, 2016
11:30am – 1:00pm
UH Main Campus, MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion (2nd Floor)

A Panel Discussion with: Rep. Ana Hernandez, Texas House Representative Yudith Nieto, Environmental Justice Activist Frances Valdes, Immigration Attorney, FValdezLaw PC Monica Villareal, Visual Artist & Activist. Moderator: Christina Sisk, PhD, UH Associate Professor, Dept of Hispanic Studies & WGSS Affiliate Faculty Member. Sponsored by: UH friends of Women’s Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

"Latinx, the Battle of Inclusivity Within the Latin Community."

September 30th, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion – Student Center South Room B12

Sponsored by Youth Empowerment Alliance

October

Examining Latina/o Literature as a Cultural Expression: The Border Autobiography as Cultural Memory

October 4th, 2016
3:00pm – 5:00pm
MD Anderson Library, 2nd floor, Special Collections, Evans Room

Dr. Donna M. Kabalen Vanek of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, in Monterrey, Mexico, will discuss the border autobiography, including the works of acclaimed authors such as Rolando Hinojosa, Jovita González, and others. Sponsored by: Arte Público Press, Hispanic Studies, and University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections.

Examining Latina/o Literature as a Cultural Expression: Self and Collective Identity, Reflections on Immigration and the Border

October 5th, 2016
3:00pm – 5:00pm
MD Anderson Library, 2nd floor, Special Collections, Evans Room

Dr. Donna M. Kabalen Vanek of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, in Monterrey, Mexico, will discuss the themes of immigration and border identity in the literature of Javier O. Huerta and Viola Canales, among others. Sponsored by: Arte Público Press, Hispanic Studies, and University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections.

2nd Annual Celebración with Urban Experience Program

October 6th, 2016
4:00 – 6:00pm
Student Center South Multipurpose Room

Join Urban Experience Program’s 2nd Annual Celebración paying tribute to the generations of Latino/as who have influenced and enriched our nation and society. Enjoy Loteria, entertainment, food and chances to win prizes. For more information contact UEP office at 713-743-6032. Sponsored by: Urban Experience Program

MITCHELL ARTIST LECTURE: ARTIST AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST TANIA BRUGUERA

October 6th, 2016
Public reception 6:00PM, Lecture at 7:00PM
Moores Opera House (Free Parking available in UH Lot 16)

Born in Havana, Cuba, Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change in works that examine the social effects of political and economic power. Lecture will be given in English with Spanish interpretation available. Free admission with RSVP at mitchellcenterforarts.org. Sponsored by: UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

Know your History and Rights with Professor Rodriguez

October 10th, 2016
6:00pm
SC North Impact Rm. 113

Everything you need to know about Hispanic history and how it has lead up to DACA. Partnered with: UH Library and MASSO

Dia de los Muertos Celebration with UGC

October 31st, 2016
11:00am – 3:00pm
SC South Table 1-4

Come enjoy fun activities while learning about Dia de los Muertos. Hosted by: United Greek Council (UGC) Organizations