Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM)
September 15 – October 15
The Department of Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce Hispanic Heritage Month 2014! 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 2014 Events
Monday, September 15th
Hispanic Heritage Month - Kick Off Fiesta
Noon – 1 p.m., UC Palo Duro Lounge
The Multicultural Mavericks invite you to this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off. Come and join us for a variety of foods, drinks, and activities from multiple UTA Hispanic organizations and music from our very own UTA Mariachi group. Admission is free and open to the UTA community.
Monday, September 15th
Hispanic Heritage Month - Movie Night
6:30 – 8 p.m., UC Palo Duro Lounge
Join the Multicultural Mavericks as we watch Underwater Dreams, a powerful documentary showing the enduring ability to overcome any obstacle. This film is the story of 4 undocumented high school students who compete in the International Remotely Operated Vehicle competition, hosted by the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center, against college students such as MIT. Admission is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 23rd
Hispanic Heritage Month - Comedy Night Featuring Bill Santiago
7 - 8 p.m., UC Rosebud
Multicultural Mavericks is excited to present comedian and speaker Bill. Having been featured in Comedy Central and other shows such as Conan O’Brien & Chelsea Lately, he is sure to make you laugh and speak Spanglish by the end of the night. Admission is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 30th
Hispanic Heritage Month - Open Mic Night Featuring Dr. Ignacio Ruiz-Perez
6:30 - 8 p.m., UC Rio Grande
Multicultural Mavericks is proud to present Dr. Ignacio Ruiz-Perez, UT Arlington associate professor of Spanish and winner of the Ninth Annual Luis Cardoza y Aragón Poetry Prize. The evening will begin with featured works by Dr. Ruiz-Perez, and then students will be given the opportunity to present some of their works. Show your poetry, songs, skits, etc. No pre-registration is necessary. Admission is free and open to the UTA community.
Wednesday, October 15th
Hispanic Heritage Month - Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklórico
7 - 9 p.m., UC Rosebud Auditorium
Come and enjoy a live performance celebrating the history, dance, and music of Mexico. The Multicultural Mavericks are pleased to present Mexico 2000 as our final event to this year Hispanic Heritage Month. Providing a fun and educational ballet folklórico performance, Mexico 2000 will be sure to please and make you appreciate the Latino culture. Admission is free and open to the public.
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.