The event honors the legacy of Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain while sharing history and cultures from Latin American countries.
This Saturday, Texas Tech University's Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosted El Grito for the ninth consecutive year. The event, which honors the legacy of Mexico's declaration of independence from Spain while sharing history and cultures from Latin American countries, followed the Celebrate Cotton football game between Texas Tech and the University of Houston and helped kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Attendees were provided free food and beverages, learned the meaning of each symbol on the Mexican flag and how the country defended itself from Spain, and enjoyed performances by the Mariachi Los Matadores and El Ballet Folklorico Nuestra Herencia. The event was hosted in conjunction with the Most Rev. Placido Rodriguez, C.M.F., Bishop Emeritus of Lubbock.