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Hispanic Heritage Month

As University of Houston-Clear Lake celebrates its 10th year as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and enrollment of Hispanic students continues to increase, we are enhancing our efforts to recognize and celebrate our diversity and cultures to build connections with students, families and the community. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with University of Houston-Clear Lake, September 15 through October 15, with a series of interactive events highlighting Hispanic art, film, food and culture. These events are hosted by areas across campus, including the Latinx and Latin American Studies program, Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Office of the President

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community are invited to join this growing tradition, and to learn more about UHCL’s Hispanic serving identity. Events are family-friendly. 

Event Description Registration
Self-Guided Mural Tour and Virtual Discussion

Self-Guided Mural Tour: Sept. 15- 21
Walk or bike Houston’s East End to follow mural maps made by LLAS committee members. The map is walkable or drivable. Families are encouraged to traverse the routes together. After visiting the murals, you’re invited to join others via Zoom at the end of the week for a chat about what you’ve seen.

Dr. Beth Merfish Mural Map
Dr. Georgina Moreno Mural Map | Dr. Roberta Leal Mural Map

Zoom Discussion: Sept. 21,
5 p.m. 

Zoom Registration

Virtual Conversation with Professor Jennifer McCauley

Reading: Sept. 22-28
UHCL Professor Jennifer McCauley will be hosting a conversation about poetry, writing in multiple genres, the writer's life and tapping into your creative voice.

Reading 1 | Reading 2 | Reading 3

Zoom Discussion: Sept. 28,
5 p.m.

Zoom Registration

Loteria: Art Installation, History, and Play

Sept. 23 and 30, 2 p.m.
SDEI will reveal a student-created art installation of an oversized Loteria card that will be permanently displayed in the SDEI office. Hear from Jacq Garcia, former SDEI Ambassador and current Hunter Residence Hall RA, who researched, curated, and created each unique panel. During the second event, we will play a live virtual game of Loteria and learn a bit more about its history as we determine the winners!

Zoom Registration
Latinas in Aviation Virtual Discussion Zoom Recording

Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.
Conversation with author of “Latinas in Aviation”, and publisher Jacqueline Ruiz, Aircraft Mechanic & Accident Investigator author Amanda Grace Colón Nuñez and Flight Instructor at ATP/author Yasmine Abu Arab about their unique passion for aviation and its impact on our world. This conversation will be moderated by AVP of Strategic Information Initiatives and Technology Evelyn Miralles.

Zoom Discussion: Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.

Passcode: 986577

Mexican World War II Prints Virtual Exhibition

Exhibit: Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 
LLAS students and faculty are contributing to an online exhibition featuring Mexican World War II prints. Visit the gallery online and offer your reactions to the art. Your responses will become part of a campus-wide exhibition reproduced alongside the prints and posted around the UHCL campus, as well as at UHCL at Pearland and UHCL Texas Medical Center. After contributing, you’re invited to join others via Zoom for a chat about the prints.

Zoom Discussion: Oct. 5,
5 p.m

Zoom Registration

Indigenous Peoples Day

Reading: Oct. 6-12 
Indigenous Peoples Day is Oct. 12. Over the course of the week, read texts about the lives of indigenous peoples in the Americas today. On October 12, you’re invited to join Dr. Christine Kovic and Dr. Roberta Leal via Zoom to talk about what you've read.

Reading 1 | Reading 2 | Reading 3 | Reading 4 | Reading 5

Zoom Discussion: Oct. 12,
6 p.m.

Zoom Registration

Conversation with Maria Celeste and Evelyn Miralles

Oct. 14, 2 p.m. - Cancelled
Join a Zoom conversation between Emmy award-winning journalist Maria Celeste and UHCL AVP of Strategic Information Initiatives and Technology Evelyn Miralles. They will discuss world events, journalism, and the impact of education on women and minority groups. The event includes a one-hour discussion followed by an opportunity to ask questions.


Cocinar, Chismear, and Cenar: An Evening with Drs. Christina Cedillo and Desi Rios

Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
The final event of this month of celebrations is centered around food. Assistant Professor of Writing Christina Cedillo will post a recipe list with ingredients, and via Zoom, do a cooking demonstration. She and Associate Professor of Psychology Desi Rios will then sit in and take questions from viewers about food and other cultural practices. You’re invited to virtually cook along, and then let’s all sit down to dinner together over Zoom. Families and friends are invited to join.

Zoom Discussion, Oct. 15,  6:30 p.m.  

Zoom Registration


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