Posted: 9/15/22

TAMIU Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Continues at TAMIU


Hispanic Heritage Month

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has launched its month-long observance of Hispanic Heritage Month with engaging lectures, presentations and fun activities.

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

The Celebration kicked off with a traditional “Grito” Sept. 15, where the TAMIU community and Laredo came together to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Over 500 participants gathered for traditional Mexican food and performances by the TAMIU Mariachi Internacional and TAMIU Ballet Folklórico.  

Dr. Peter Haruna, TAMIU professor of Public Administration and TIDE co-chair, said TAMIU encourages the community-at-large to participate in its Hispanic Heritage Month offerings.

"TIDE is excited to welcome the TAMIU community and the public to participate in enrichment activities celebrating the socio-economic, cultural and intellectual contributions of Hispanic people to our society," Dr. Haruna said, "Each year, our campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partners work diligently to curate a calendar of events appropriate for each of the heritage months we observe, and Hispanic Heritage Month is no exception. We invite the public to attend our events and activities while sharing their thoughts and ideas with us on what it means to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month."

Remaining 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month events include the following:


1st WEEK OCTOBER SGA Political Action Committee Hispanic Heritage Month Kahoot

Students can join in a trivia game about Latino Political Figures in the Student Center Rotunda.

October 11, TBD: Hispanic Achievement Awards (Hosted by Campus Activities Board)

At TAMIU, we have outstanding individuals that have made our Hispanic culture proud. We would like to acknowledge the succeeding members of the TAMIU community by presenting the Hispanic Achievement Awards. Join us by cheering on the achievers that have out-done themselves at TAMIU.

October 14, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. International Leadership Series: The Bracero Program: Guestworkers or Deportable Labor?, with  Dr. Andrew Hazelton, associate professor, Department of Humanities (Hosted by SOLE and IE) Student Center 236.

The second of the 2022 - 23 International Leadership Series with this year's focus on Power and Governance, this lecture is open to all. Dr. Hazelton will lead us through a conversation on the Bracero Program and the U.S.’s economic need for guestworker programs.

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.

 University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For a list of updated Hispanic Heritage Month calendar of events, visit TAMIU's Diversity and Inclusion site at www.tamiu.edu/diversity