Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month

ACC honors Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15 with a series of virtual events. Events are free and open to the community. Please check back here throughout the month as more events are added. 

Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts, and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture. Visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website here.


These events are sponsored by ACC’s El Centro along with Ascender and the ACC Mexican American Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies programs.

Questions? Please contact Gary Moreno at gary.moreno@austincc.edu.

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 16 de Septiembre Fiesta

16 de Septiembre Fiesta | Noon – 2 p.m.

Join us for a virtual celebration to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. This event features an appearance by Latin Grammy nominee Mireya Ramos from Flor de Tolorache and the Mexican Consul will give El Grito. There will also be trivia games and prizes.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Pride, Intersectionality, and the Struggle for Democracy

“Pride, Intersectionality, and the Struggle for Democracy: Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021” | 5 – 6:30 p.m.

In this keynote event, Dr. Paul Ortiz, author of An African American and Latinx History of the United States, will discuss the historical and contemporary role of coalition-building across communities of color as well as how we can recover better for a more just and sustainable world.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Miercoles De Músicas

Miercoles De Música: An ACC Mexican American Studies And El Centro Brown Bag Lonche Event | Noon – 1 p.m.

Bring your lonche and join local musicians Beto Martínez (Lechehouse Productions, Brownout, y más), Stephanie Bergara (Bidi Bidi Banda), and Marco Cervantes (Mexstep, Third Root) for a discussion of the current and future state of the Latin music scene in Central Texas.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 - Bailamos: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Bailamos: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage |  1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

¡Bailamos! Join Student Life and Ascender as we learn more about the origins of Hispanic Heritage month and explore specific aspects of Hispanic culture—through dance.

Week of October 4, 2021 - Film Screening & Discussion: Who Is Dayani Crystal?


After watching Who Is Dayani Crystal?, join ACC Mexican American Studies, Humanities, and Film Studies professor, Dr. Jean Lauer for a conversation with director Marc Silver. Presented by ACC’s INDS: Mexican American Studies Program and El Centro in celebration of ACC Latinx Heritage Month and sponsored by Cine Las Americas.

Watch for Free. ACC students, faculty, and staff may do so through Kanopy by logging in with their ACC credentials. First-time ACC login to Kanopy will require the creation of an account. Other users of Kanopy may find it as well through their institutional offerings, and/or the film is widely available on VOD platforms.

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Thursday October 14, 2021 - Latinxcellence: Celebrating Latinx Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Latinxcellence: Celebrating Latinx Innovation And Entrepreneurship | 2 – 3:30 p.m.

This final event in the ACC INDS-Mexican American Studies and El Centro Latinx Heritage Month series will feature local Latina/o artists, artisans, entrepreneurs and innovators, speaking about how they got their start and how they continue to advocate for our Latina/o/x community through their innovative and entrepreneurial paths.

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ACC Talks Hispanic Heritage Month

We are interviewing inspiring ACC faculty, staff, and students to learn more about their heritage and accomplishments. To nominate a colleague, email victoria.garza@austincc.edu.

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