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Hispanic Heritage Month

About Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 to October 15. It beings on September 15 which is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American Countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period.

SMU Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15, 2017-November 15, 2017
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 at SMU! We will be hosting multiple events throughout the month. Please see below for more information.

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 Flyer


Hispanic Heritage Month Programs

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the College Hispanic American Students

Wednesday, September 20
Flash Class: DACA
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm | Hillcrest
Learn about the legal and personal side of the rescinded of  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

 La Familia Luncheon Flyer

Sunday, September 24
La Famila Luncheon
1-3 pm | HTSC Ballroom
As part of Family Weekend, CHAS invites students and their families to their annual La Familia Luncheon. It is a lunch treat as our welcome to incoming and returning students to SMU. Bring your mom, dad, brother, sister, tia, tio... you name it! We just ask for you to RSVP at

Como parte del fin de semana familiar en SMU, CHAS invita a los estudiantes y sus familias al almuerzo anual para familias "La Familia Luncheon." Es un placer invitarlos a comer con nuestros estudiantes de SMU. Todos los estudiantes nuevos y los cuales regresan estan invitados. Bienvenidos a entrantes y vuelve a SMU. Puede venir su mamá, papá, hermano, hermana, tia, tio... el quien sea! Pedimos que confirmen su asistencia
Sponsored by the College Hispanic American Students (CHAS)


Thursday, September 28
¡Viva America!
7 pm | Doak Walker Plaza
Join CHAS to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month at Viva America. There will be FREE food, entertainment, music, and more!
Sponsored by the College Hispanic American Students (CHAS)

Wednesday, October 11
Painting with  Twist
6 pm | Dallas Hall Lawn
Join CHAS for a step by step tutorial on how to paint an original painting by Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera.

Wednesday, November 1
Dia de los Muertos
8 pm | HTSC Varsity
Join SMU LULAC  to celebrate Dia de los Muertos event in the HT Varsity. There will be FREE FOOD, face painting, mariachi, ballet folklorico, and more!

For more information, email or call 214-768-4578.