Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Sept. 15

Arkansas Tech University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 with a series of events from Sept. 15-Oct. 12.

Sponsors for Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 events at Arkansas Tech include the Department of Diversity and Inclusion, the International and Multicultural Student Services Office, the Department of English and World Languages, the Department of History and Political Science, the Hispanic Student Association and Sigma Delta Pi.

Below is a list of Hispanic Heritage Month activities. For more information, call (479) 880-4358 or send e-mail to diversity@atu.edu.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, Hindsman Tower
Learn about Hispanic student organizations, listen to remarks by Hispanic students and enjoy a performance by musical act “Mariachi Symphony.”

Vamos a Celebrar – Let’s Celebrate
9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Sept. 16, Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 242
Celebrate inclusiveness and multiculturalism by learning about Hispanic culture and how it contributes to the global culture.

Civil Rights March
4:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, Hindsman Tower to Young Ballroom
Peaceful march in honor of Hispanic civil rights leaders who helped shape the Hispanic American experience.

Civil Rights Presentation
5-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, Young Ballroom
An informational session about advances in civil rights for Hispanic Americans and the movements that made those advances possible.

Tech Talks: “The Wall”
12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, Baswell Techionery
An open forum and safe space to ask questions and share thoughts, beliefs and comments about the proposed idea of building a wall along the United States-Mexico border.

Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Speaker
7-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, Doc Bryan Lecture Hall
Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, leads the largest and oldest non-partisan Latino voter participation organization in the United States. Time magazine has selected him as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America.

Salsa Night
7-10 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, Young Ballroom
A night of free salsa dance lessons with a live DJ.

Hispanic Through the Arts
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, Young Ballroom
A study of the influence of Hispanic art in American culture through the work of influential Hispanic artists.