Western New Mexico University is commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month with several events planned between September 15 and October 15. Most events are free to the public and center around food, culture, music, history, and current political issues.
“As a Hispanic Serving Institution, we take seriously how important Hispanic culture and history have been to our region and the students we serve,” said Abe Villarreal, WNMU Director of Communications. “We are excited to present these events and engage in greater dialogue with the university community.”
Listed are the events open to the community:
Friday, September 15
Mexican Independence Day lunch, 11am to 1pm, Student Memorial Center patio. Cost is $8.26 per plate and free to WNMU students.
Saturday, September 16
- Mexico Vive Mariachi concert, 7pm, Fine Arts Center Theater. Admission is $10 per person and free to WNMU students.
Sunday, September 17
- Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods Car Show, 12pm to 4pm, Juan Chacon Building parking lot. Free admission.
Wednesday, October 4
- Celebrating DACA forum, 6pm. Miller Library. DACA protected students will speak out on the current political changes related to their designation status.
Thursday, October 5
- Spanish Language Movie: Sin Nombre, 6pm, Light Hall Theater. Free admission.
Thursday, October 12
- Chicano Street Fest, 5pm to 7pm, Old James Stadium. Live music, food vendors, family games, and community organizations will be present at this fundraiser for the WNMU MEChA Club.
Events are sponsored by the Office of Student Life, WNMU Miller Library, and WNMU MEChA Club.