Hispanic Heritage Month ends Oct. 15. This national holiday is to observe the intricate culture and the achievements Hispanic people have contributed to our society and to our world. While it may seem that the holiday may almost be over, there are plenty of ways here at the University to take part and to honor the influence of Hispanic people.

Here on campus, there are many organizations put in place to support people of Hispanic backgrounds. Of these, the Latinx Student Movement, the Latinx Caucus, and SFA Texas Rising are just a few of the organizations that need support in order to keep advocating justice for the Hispanic people. They hold events throughout the year to involve all students and to inform them of their needs in order to reach their specific goals as organizations. If you’re looking for a way to show your respect for this culture and heritage, they can connect to some great outlets.

Outside of the University, there are many Hispanic owned businesses to support in Nacogdoches. Many of these businesses offer authentic merchandise based on Hispanic culture. Not only are you supporting a good cause, but you could also be in for some quality items or even food. Attending business like La Michoacana Meat Market, Casa del Vaquero, El Jalisciense, and many more across the town will help support these communities and the cultures within them

It is important to show your respect for this culture and its people, but it’s not just important from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 every year. We should all be helping show our support for the Hispanic culture year round. Support Hispanic organizations. Support Hispanic-owned businesses. Support the Hispanic people.

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