Multicultural Center

Hispanic Heritage Month

Theme: LATINXS UNIDXS – “United by the language connected by the heart”

Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration where we recognize the rich culture and historic contributions of the Hispanic experience as an integral part of American culture today. As part of the linguistic revolution, the usage of the “x” in Latinx recognizes all the intersectional identities within our community who are bonded by the love of the roots and culture. It’s is a progressive and intentional approach to ensuring that our celebration is representative of the many voices prevalent in the Latin community. Unifying and celebrating our backgrounds while strengthening our connections and working on the advancement of our community by:

  • Defying societal stereotypes
  • Raising awareness of issues within our community and focusing on sustainable solutions
  • Promoting inclusion within the community
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Recognizing Latinx excellence

We hope these programs and events aid you in learning more about the Hispanic culture, history and traditions that are ultimately vital pieces of American history.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 15 @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Student Union Plinth
Come celebrate Hispanic culture with the Multicultural Center as we kick off Hispanic Heritage month at UTD! Experience a Latinx bazar with some of UTD’s Latinx student organizations along with captivating performances and food showcasing the Latinx Culture at the Plinth on September 15 at noon!

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Thursday, September 21 @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bachata Dance Workshop
Founders Second Floor Atrium
Become a master on the dance floor by joining the Multicultural center and other Latinx Organizations on September 21 at 6pm in Founders Atrium (second floor in founders) for an evening of instruction in “Bachata” dance style. You don’t want to miss it!

Wednesday, September 27 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Reflections on Machismo: Negotiating Traditional Masculinities
TI Auditoirum (ECSS 2.102)
What is Machismo, how did it come into play in our culture and how does it affect our upbringing?
Learn and discuss Machismo within the Latinx community from a panel of admirable Latino men on September 27 at 7pm in the TI Auditorium.

Tuesday, October 3 @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cumbia Dance Workshop
Founders Second Floor Atrium
Become a master on the dance floor by joining the Multicultural center and other Latinx Organizations October 3rd at 6pm in Founders Atrium (second floor in founders) for an evening of instruction in “Cumbia” dance style. You don’t want to miss it!

Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th

VOICES: Hispanic Student Leadership Weekend

VOICES is the newest student success program offered by the Multicultural Center and is designed for all Latinx students who attend UT Dallas. Attendees will get better acclimated to UTD, join our vibrant Latino student community and become better connected to campus resources.

Friday, October 6th @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Family Game Night
Founder’s Building 2nd Floor Atrium

la edición de la familia (the family edition)
Come and enjoy an evening of games & food. You’re welcome to bring your family!

Saturday, October 7th @ 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Leadership Day
JSOM 2.115

la edición de la familia (the family edition)
A day full of workshops, speakers and engaging activities for UTD students. Breakfast & Lunch are included for registrants.

For more information about VOICES, please contact Monica Williamson at 972-883-6280 or [email protected].

Wednesday, October 11 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Movie Night: “Juarez: The City Where Women Are Disposable”
JO 3.516
Come out and see the thought-provoking documentary film, Juarez: The City Where Women Are Disposable, and a discussion with the filmmaker Alex Flores in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The documentary investigates the high number of women who have died in the Ciudad Juarez region. Following the movie there will be an intimate Q & A session with the Director, Alex Flores.

Thursday, October 12 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Celebrate Latin roots and witness the true meaning of Latinx Excellence as we bring Hispanic Heritage Month to a close during our Celebration this year! Latinx organizations will raise their flags and show off their many talents in an event packed with entertainment, traditional Latin cuisine, and festivities. Come early so you don’t miss out on the food (while supplies last) and fun!

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) at UT Dallas is a collaborative effort between students, staff and faculty here at the university. The Multicultural Center is thankful for their support. The following are cosponsors & collaborators for HHM 2017:

  • UT Dallas Center for U.S.-Latin America Inititiatives (CUSLAI)
  • Latinx Student Success Network (UTD Staff)
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Mexican American Student Association (MASA)
  • Minority Association of Pre-medical Students
  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ODPhi)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. (SLG)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

For more information, please contact D’Andrea Young at 972-883-6390 or [email protected].

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month. (wikipedia)

Latin Contry Flags and Independence Dates. (pdf)