Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Hosts El Grito Event

Hope Lenamon

September 13, 2018

The event honors the legacy of Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain while sharing history and cultures from Latin American countries.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will host El Grito, a celebratory event that kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, following the Celebrate Cotton football game between Texas Tech and the University of Houston.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15)

WHERE: West of the Frazier Alumni Pavilion, 2680 Drive of Champions

EVENT: El Grito has been held at Texas Tech since 2010 and honors the legacy of Mexico's declaration of independence from Spain while sharing history and cultures from Latin American countries. It is hosted in conjunction with the Most Rev. Placido Rodriguez, C.M.F., Bishop Emeritus of Lubbock, who will conduct a flag presentation. The Mariachi Los Matadores and El Ballet Folklorico Nuestra Herencia also will perform at the event.

El Grito is free and open to the public. Free food and beverages will be available.

CONTACT: Ashley Gonzales, director, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,Texas Tech University, (806) 742-7060 or ashley.gonzales@ttu.edu