Welcome to the HispanicHouston.com listing of events for Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15, in Houston there are typically many many activities and events scheduled. These usually include the Annual Fiestas Patrias International Parade as well as concerts and performances, and exhibits. This year is different, though. As a result, most of the events are virtual.
Below is a list of events that you may want to check out. I expect to update this periodically with new events found, so please check back. (ALL EVENTS ARE VIRTUAL UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.)
An Evening with Dr. Paul Ortiz, presented by Holocaust Museum Houston on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 6 pm. “Join Holocaust Museum Houston for the first lecture in our 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Lecture and Film Series. This month we will be hosting authors and scholars who have contributed to highlighting Latinx history, identity, culture, and cross-cultural collaborations.”
UH Hispanic Alumni Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 6:30 pm. “Join us to find out how you can be a part of this award-winning organization and volunteer with our board to plan events, fundraisers and more! A keynote will be given by UH Alumna Dr. Laura Murillo (’89, MED ’98, Ph.D. ’03).“
TAMACC Webinar with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at noon. “Save the Date: A webinar discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci about COVID-19 and the Hispanic and Minority Communities.”
An Evening with Dr. Laura Limonic presented by Holocaust Museum Houston on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6 pm. “Author Laura Limonic offers a view into the lives of this designation of Jewish immigrants, high-lighting the ways in which they adopt different identities (e.g., national, religious, or panethnic) in response to different actors and situations. Her book, Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the Unit-ed States analyzes the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America. “
Power On Heels Fund, Inc Hispanic Heritage Celebration presents Myrna Soto on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:30 am. “Myrna Soto is the Chief Strategy and Trust Officer, Myrna at Forcepoint where she brings an inherent understanding of the challenges global enterprises face today and what it requires to be a security leader driving transformational change. She also serves as a trusted partner to customers as well as a technology leader that helps accelerate Forcepoint’s road map strategy to address customers’ evolving security needs including product improvements and long-term innovation.”
Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston presents Outdoor Movie Screenings on various dates (see below) at 3315 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX 77098. Films are offered free of charge, outdoors, and with English subtitles. There are limited seats available and reservations are required.
- September 25: El Esqueleto de la Señora Morales (Skeleton of Mrs. Morales)
- October 9: Les Luthiers, GrandesHitos (Les Luthiers, Greatest Hits)
- October 23: La Estrategia del Caracol (The Strategy of the Snail)
Film Screening of “Adio Kerida” and Q&A with Dr. Ruth Behar on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6 pm. Presented by Holocaust Museum Houston. “Adio Kerida is a documentary about the search for identity and history among Sephardic Jews with roots in Cuba. “
An Evening with Dr. Gabriela González, presented by Holocaust Museum Houston, on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 6 pm. “Dr. González will speak about her book Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights. This book examines the gendered and class-conscious political activism of Mexican-origin people in Texas from 1900 to 1950. “
Mexican American Women & Civil Rights in Texas: A virtual talk by Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 7 pm. Learn about how Mexican American women have advanced civil rights in Texas. Hosted by Mexican American Civil Rights Institute – MACRI. “Cynthia E. Orozco is Professor of History and Humanities at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso. She is a founder of the Chicana Caucus of the National Association for Chicano Studies and, as a graduate student at UCLA, helped to develop the fields of Chicana Studies and Chicana History. “
Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit on Thursday, October 15, 2020. “Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit is the largest virtual gathering of Latinx influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs and media and entertainment innovators grounded by the #UnidosTogether initiative aimed at being a force for good in the Latinx community.”
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