Posted: 9/30/21

TAMIU Hispanic Heritage Month Activities Continue



Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) continues its month-long observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Activities offered include:

Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 12 – 1 p.m., TAMIU Dusty's Diner, -- SOLE Talks presentation, "Latino Representation in Marvel Comics and Film." Open to students only.

On Thursday, Oct.  14 at 7 p.m., a lecture features two accomplished TAMIU professors, Dr. Irma Cantú, and Dr. Abigail Meert, as part of the "Diverse Cultures, Diverse Humanities" Lecture Series. The presenters will speak about "Women in the Developing World.” To register, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/coas/lla/diversity-series/index.shtml

Dr.  Cantú is associate professor of Mexican and Colonial literature at TAMIU. She has published numerous articles and essays on travel writing and Orientalism in journals in the United States, México, and Europe.

Dr. Meert is an assistant professor of History at TAMIU. Her research focuses on the study of conflict and society in East Africa, looking specifically at how East African political leaders have constructed and asserted their legitimacy since independence.

Friday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Student Center Ballroom, -- "LGBTQ Rights in Latin America," featuring Dr. Aaron Olivas, TAMIU associate professor of History. Open to the public.

TAMIU Hispanic Heritage Month events are part of a collaboration between the TAMIU Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement, student organization Campus Activities Board, the TAMIU Office for International Engagement and the TAMIU Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (TIDE).

On Sept. 30 the "Diverse Cultures, Diverse Humanities" online Lecture Series featured acclaimed South Texas writer ire'na lara silva who spoke  about "Art and Transformation: The Stories that Shape Us." 

The Lecture Series, funded by a Humanities Texas Grant,  is free of charge. To register, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/coas/lla/diversity-series/index.shtml

Charged by the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, TIDE is committed to The Texas A&M University System’s normative principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is further committed to advancing the cause of these principles by pursuing cross-cultural exploration, inter-cultural relationship-building, and mutual learning and growth through events and activities that celebrate the unity of cultures in a democratic environment.

For more information, please contact TAMIU's Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.