The Austin Community College District celebrated its 11th annual Díez y Seis event on Monday, September 17, at Riverside Campus.
Hundreds joined the festivities which featured traditional food, music from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, and performances from Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico.
Hosted by the ACC Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, the cultural celebration commemorates Mexico’s declaration of independence and Texas’ first independence day.
Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos served as the special guest speaker along with Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt.
“We celebrate and honor Mexico because they are part of our family,” said Mayor Adler.
View photos from the event below.