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Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM)

September 15 – October 15

The Department of Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce Hispanic Heritage Month 2013! This exciting celebration will be held September 15 - October 15 and serves as an opportunity for the UT Arlington community to embrace the Hispanic culture through cultural, educational and social on-campus events. Be a part of this campus tradition, while making new friends and celebrating diversity!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Events

Monday, Sept. 16 
Ven Conmigo a La Gria Latina- Come with Me to the Latin Tour
Noon – 1 p.m., UC Palo Duro

The Multicultural Mavericks invite you to our kick-off event for Hispanic Heritage Month.  Take a simulated tour exploring Latin countries and cultures as you enjoy our gallery, games, and refreshments.  Admission is free and open to the UTA community.

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Maverick Speakers Series featuring Jose Antonio Vargas
"Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant"
7:30 p.m., Texas Hall

The Multicultural Mavericks in conjunction with the Maverick Speakers Series proudly host Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist and immigration reform advocate. Admission is free and open to the public. For details and ticket info, visit the official Maverick Speakers Series website

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Carnaval: 7th Annual Dancing with Mavericks
6:30 p.m., UC Mall (rain site-UC Bluebonnet)

It’s time for Carnaval! You don’t want to miss this annual street jam hosted by the Multicultural Mavericks as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. With close to 3000 attendees each year, Carnaval features: DJ, dance floor, interactive booths, games, face painting, stilt walkers, costume characters, and thousands of giveaways. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
The Dream is Now Documentary Screening
6-8 p.m., UC Rosebud Theater


The Multicultural Mavericks proudly present the featured educational event for Hispanic Heritage Month. Following a special documentary screening, Associate Professor Dr. Allan Saxe will lead a discussion exploring the difficulties faced by undocumented students within higher education and avenues for future success. Admission is free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 14
Stay Fit the Latino Way
Noon-1:30 p.m., MAC Room 102B

Are you ready to live “La Vida Latina?” Shape up and celebrate the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month hosted by the Multicultural Mavericks. Salsa and shake at an exhilarating Latin Zumba class followed by a wellness workshop presented by Lindsay Lookingbill, Assistant Director of Fitness. Be sure to wear comfortable workout attire. Admission is free and open to the UTA community.


Semana de Cultura

Semana began in 1970 when the Association of Mexican American Students (AMAS) saw a need on campus for a program to celebrate the Hispanic culture, and they called it “Semana Chicana.” As the celebration grew in popularity, Multicultural Affairs led the initiative in continued collaboration with students. The name was changed in 1985 because the students who put the program together wanted to represent all Hispanic cultures. The program has been held every year since and is now part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

students at Dancing with Mavericks

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Planning will begin this summer email: if you are interested in joining the summer committee. must be a UTA student in Fall 2014 to be eligible.