Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 12th annual Díez y Seis event Monday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.).
Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who served in the Texas legislature from 1975 to 2007, will serve as special guest speaker.
“We hope to inspire many young Latinos to participate in local, state, and national politics,” says Peck Young, ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies (CPPPS) director. “This event offers an opportunity to connect with the college and community and reflect on our rich history.”
The cultural celebration commemorates Mexico’s declaration of independence and Texas’ first Independence Day. Through historical narratives, guests will learn about the bi-national ties that shaped the economy, politics, and traditions of Texas.
Students and guests will enjoy traditional food, live music from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, and performances from Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico.
The event, presented by the ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit austincc.edu/cppps or call 512-223-6360.