Hispanic Heritage Month

September 21, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month

Started in 1969 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period, Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

With a growing population of Hispanic and Latino Americans in Texas and at Baylor, this rich heritage is evident across our cities and on our campus. The University joins with the City of Waco to recognize national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022) and the theme Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Through special events and activities designed to provide a better understanding and appreciation of others, our community is strengthened by celebrations of our diversity.

A full calendar of events will be hosted on campus. Among them:

  • Heritage Backdrop
    September 22, 2022, All Day
    Take a photo and tag us @BaylorMA1845
    Fountain Mall
  • Loteria Night
    September 23, 2022 at 6:30 PM
    Fun games and prizes!
    Bobo Spiritual Life Center
  • Avanzando's Fair
    September 27, 2022 at 6 PM
    Alexander Hall
  • Lunch & Learn
    September 28, 2022 at 12 PM
    Presented by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
    *Reservation Required - Limited Availability. Please contact Multicultural Affairs for more information.
  • Karaoke Night
    September 30, 2022 at 6:30 PM
    The SUB Den - Common Grounds area
  • Latinx Faculty/Staff/Student Mixer
    October 4, 2022 at 3:30 PM
    The SUB second floor: Fentress & Baines
  • Juego de Mesa: Table Top
    October 5, 2022 at 3 PM
    The SUB - Outside of the Multicultural Affairs Suite
  • Hispanic Heritage Banquet
    October 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM Presented by the Baylor Hispanic Student Association in conjunction with the Department of Multicultural Affairs. Please email Multicultural Affairs for more information.
  • Latinx Dance: Latin Dance Society
    October 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM
    Bring your best moves, or learn Latin moves!
    The SUB - Barfield Drawing Room
  • Noche de Rezo: Night of Prayer
    October 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM
    Enjoy with café & pan!
    Bobo Spiritual Life Center
  • Nuestra Noche de Festejo: The Big Mix
    October 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM
    Latinx organizations join to celebrate!
    The SUB - Barfield Drawing Room

Events around the city of Waco are open to the entire community. Among them:

  • Central Texas Hispanic Heritage Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet
    September 22, 2022 at 5 PM
    Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave.
  • Dia De La Raza
    September 25, 2022 at 1 PM
    St. Francis Catholic Church, 315 Jefferson Ave.
  • Charro Day
    October 2, 2022 at 1 PM
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2621 Bagby Ave.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Parade
    October 9, 2022 at 1 PM
    Austin Ave.
  • H.O.T. Fair & Rodeo Hispanic Day
    October 9 & 16, 2022 - All Day Music
    Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd.
  • Dia De Los Muertos Parade & Festival
    October 29, 2022 at 4 PM (Waco Community)
    Downtown Waco
New events may be added to the schedule. You can find the most current listing of events here.

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