Texas Tech University

The Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Committee, led by students from the Hispanic Student Society and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, along with student organizations and departments from across Texas Tech University, come together to honor, advocate, and educate the Texas Tech community on the Hispanic/Latinx experience. This year's theme is "Unidos Podemos/Together We Can". We've chosen this theme to recognize and show appreciation for all Latin American countries that the Red Raider community represents. Join us as we come together to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx culture and communities.

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Monday, September 12

HSI Week Kick Off Mercadito

11:30am - 1:30pm

Red Raider Plaza

Hosted by: Office of Institutional Diversity

Start off the inaguaral HSI Week at TTU with a Mercadito to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx organizations, learn about HSI and enjoy food and music.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Exhibit

Sept 12 - Oct. 17th

University Libraries, Croslin

Hosted by: University Libraries

Exhibit showcasing TTU Hispanic Faculty/Staff & Student organizations; TTU Hispanic Faculty published books.

Wednesday, September 14

Importance of History, Culture & Heritage w/Dr. Levario & Dr. Sanchez


University Library, Croslin/Hybrid

Hosted by: University Libraries

Dr. Miguel Levario & Dr. Aaron Sanchez, History, will discuss importance of Hispanic/Latinx/Chicana/o/x history, culture, heritage, and influence. Open to TTU & LBK community

Thursday, September 15

El Grito Celebration


Urbanovsky Park

Hosted by: Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Celebrate and honor the start of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with performances, food, and dancing!

Friday, September 16

Friday Lunch Discussion



Hosted by: Honors College

A Public Talk with GUEST



Hosted by: Honors College

Monday, September 19

Misinformation and Disinformation of Covid in Hispanic Communities in West Texas

11:30am - 12:30pm

Arch gallery space/Hybrid

Hosted by: University Libraries

Lucinda Holt, COMC, will speak on the Knight Foundation Grant on Misinformation and Disinformation of Covid in Hispanic Communities in West Texas. Event is open.

Tuesday, September 20

Hechandole Ganas: Your Voice 

5:30pm - 8:00pm

YWCA on University - 6501 University Ave

Hosted by: Latino(a) Hispanic Faculty & Staff Association (LHFSA), YWCA, & Hispanic Student Society (HSS)

Panel discussion on the struggles of sometimes being the only Hispanic/Chicano/a/Latino/a/x in the room of an organization, business, committee, or board. Examples on how to work through the impostor syndrome, be a stronger voice, what is the meaning of belonging. How do we empower each other, how can we show how important our voice is and how do we do it with Ganas. Open to LBK & TTU Community - limited space avaliable (must preregister via link). 

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2:30pm - 4:00pm

Human Sciences 169

Hosted by: College of Human Sciences Hospitality & Retail Management

Discussion on Native American Roots of Texas Mexican Culinary heritage & live cooking demo with sampling and book signing.



Skyviews Restaurant - 1901 University Ave - 6th Floor

Hosted by: College of Human Sciences Hospitality & Retail Management

Tuesday, September 27

Reflections of research and courses on cultural practices of Latinx,Afro-Latinx, Indigenous descent

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Black Cultural Center 

Hosted by: University Libraries

Dr. Leslie Sotomayor, WGS,and Dr. Sara Guengerich, CMLL, will reflect on their research and courses taught w/respect to Latinx, Afro-Latinx, & Indigenous communtities.

Thursday, September 29

Conversations with the Chicana/x Latina/x Working Group - Don't be Self Conchas

12:00pm - 2:00pm

University Library, Makerspace

Hosted by: University Libraries & Chicana/x Latina/x Working Group

Come join the Chicana/x Latina/x Working Group as we collaborate with the University Libraries' Makerspace. We will be creating a concha (shell) plushy, have conversations about our conciencia and how we see ourselves.

Saturday, October 29

Familia's de Tech

1:00pm - 4:00pm

TTU Museum

Hosted by: Hispanic Student Society (HSS) & Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting a Family Weekend experience. This is a great opportunity to engage with current Red Raider students and families from Hispanic, First-Generation, and Pell-Eligible backgrounds. Elements of the event include delicious Mexican cuisine, music, and activities.