Hispanic Heritage Month


National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.

September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. All declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively.

Baylor Fútbol Tailgate
Sunday, September 16
1:00 pm
Betty Lou Mays Field

Neighbor Night
Hosted by the LatinX Coalition
with guest Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, sister of the late singer Selena Quintanilla

Tuesday, September 18
6:00 pm
Bobo Spiritual Life Center

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon
with guest Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, sister of the late singer Selena Quintanilla
Wednesday, September 19
12:00 pm
Cashion Academic Center Fifth Floor
Registration required for event

Hispanic Heritage Artshow
presented by the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Exhibit Dates:

September 20 - 21 and 27 - 28 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm
September 22 and 29 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Art Forum of Waco, 1826 Morrow Avenue

Hosted by LEAD LLC and Hispanic Student Association
Thursday, September 20
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Baylor Marina

Popcorn & Películas
Hosted by Hispanic Student Association
Thursday, September 27
6:30 pm
Morrison 100

Baylor First In Line Lecture with Dr. Riz Klausmeyer
Thursday, September 27
7:00 pm
BSB E-125

Lotería Night
Hosted by Latin Pre-Health Student Association + Kappa Delta Chi + LaFe Intervarsity
Monday, October 1
6:30 pm
Earle Hall 145

Hispanic Heritage Banquet
presented by the Hispanic Student Association
Thursday, October 4
6:00 pm
Barfield Drawing Room

Journalist Alfredo Corchado Lecture
Presented by Baylor Journalism, Public Relations, & New Media
Thursday, October 11
6:00 pm
Marrs Mclean Science Building Room 101
Followed by a reception hosted by HSA 

Lunch & Learn
Monday, October 15
12:15 pm
Houston Room (SUB)