From September 15 to October 15, the University of St. Thomas will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of activities that incorporate art, history, and culture. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and 18, respectively.

Mid-Week Convo will be on Wednesdays, 2pm – 3pm in the Intercultural Center. We will have Purple Couch in the Intercultural Center on Fridays from 2-3pm. There will be featured works on display in the OSF Library September 15– October 15.

An inspired Menu at T’s will be featured September 23rd – 27th. T’s will be serving on Monday –Shredded Beef and Creole sauce over Rice, Tuesday –Refried Beans and Egg Tortilla, Wednesday – Enchiladas, Thursday – Breakfast Taquitos, and Friday – Shrimp Ceviche.

For our first Movies that Matter event this fall, which is on Monday, September 16th, 2019 5pm in ASC Hearth Rm 340, join us as we watch “Selena”. Selena Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico. Written and directed by Gregory Nava, this biopic concentrates on Selena's relationship with her family and her rise to fame, dealing only briefly with her tragic death. We will be having a conversation with Dr. Paola Ehrmantraut, on how Selena legacy lives on within pop culture and the Latinx community.

Come out to Culture Stew – Theology of Immigration on Thursday, September 19, 3pm in ASC Hearth Room 340 and have a meal with us. Immigration continues to be very present in today's society and media. Come and learn from a Hispanic Theologians and their allies on what they are saying about immigration.

Come join DAB for Loteria – Mexican Bingo, September 24th, 3pm in ASC 340. Loteria, often referred to as Mexican bingo is a visually and engaging game which uses short poems/Spanish phrases instead of numbers and letters.

We continue with our And Still We Rise series in partnership with the Luann Dummer Center for Women (LDCW). This month it is led by Andrea Duarte-Alonso, Ignite MN Fellow and Obama Foundation Intern. Thursday, September 26th at 5pm in the LDCW (OEC 103).  As a daughter of Mexican immigrants, Andrea created a project of Immigrant Stories that are often unheard within the Latinx community. Come join us we dialogue.

The first DAB in the Cities event for this year will be at Mercado Central on October 14th, buses will leave at 5:30pm by the Flynn Turnaround. Students can get tickets on University Tickets website. Mercado Central is a thriving marketplace of 35 business at the corner of Lake Street and Bloomington Ave in Minneapolis. It focuses on the interest to foster business development for the Latinx community in Minneapolis.

We hope you can join us for these fantastic events!