Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month

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


Hispanic Heritage Month events at ACC are sponsored by the college’s El Centro/Latin American Studies Center along with Ascender; Student Life; LatinX Student Union (LXSU); Honors Student Organization (HSO); The Art Galleries (TAG); and the ACC Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center.

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

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Event

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Kick-Off Event

Thursday, September 15 | 1 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 922 7729 2951
Passcode: 969259

Join ACC Student Life, El Centro, LXSU, ASCENDER, and Mexican American Studies virtually via Zoom for a kick-off event to learn more about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as fun activities! For more information, contact Samantha Suarez at samantha.suarez@austincc.edu.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Cultivating Community Through Art Opening Reception

Cultivating Community Through Art: Sam Coronado’s Serie Project and Its Continuing Legacy Opening Reception

Thursday, September 15 | 6 – 8 p.m. 

ACC Highland Campus, The Art Galleries (TAG) – Gallery 2000 

Sam Coronado was a screen printer who worked in Austin’s Montopolis neighborhood for 20 years and taught many local and international artists about his craft. Learn more and RSVP HERE.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Latinx Author Ruben Degollado

LXSU & HSO Present Latinx Author Ruben Degollado

Wednesday, September 21 | 6 – 8 p.m.

ACC Riverside Campus – Auditoruim and El Centro


Author Ruben Degollado will present his new book “The Family Izquierdo” with a Q&A session to follow. We will also be giving out free bookmarks and have book signatures. There will be free refreshments in El Centro.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - ACC Facebook Live Event

ACC Facebook Live

Thursday, September 22 | 12 p.m.

You’re invited to a special edition of ACC LIVE! In honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth, we’ll be chatting about ACC’s Hispanic Serving Institution status, the college’s Latin-American Studies Center, and student support programs like Ascender! that help students succeed in their college journey.

Watch on the ACC District Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - TAG Community Session

Behind the Exhibition with Bernardo Diaz and Peter Bonfitto

Tuesday, September 27 | 4 – 5 p.m.

ACC Highland Campus – Gallery 2000

This session invites visitors to learn more about the curatorial work behind ACC’s The Art Galleries Fall exhibition – Cultivating Community through Art: Sam Coronado’s Serie Project and its Continuing Legacy. During this session, Peter Bonfitto, TAG gallery director, and Bernardo Diaz, assistant dean of Assessment & Planning for the college’s Arts & Digital Media programs, will discuss their planning process. Learn more HERE.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Birdwatchers

HSO, LXSU, TRHT, and El Centro Present: Birdwatchers (2008)

Wednesday, October 12 | 6 – 9 p.m.

ACC Riverside Campus – Auditorium


Come watch with us and participate in a discussion on the effects of colonization on indigenous Latin America. There will be free food.

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.

Profiles coming soon!

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