ACC Celebrates Diez y Seis Sept. 16

Austin Community College invites the college and community to celebrate Diez y Seis, which commemorates Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain more than 200 years ago and honors Mexican history, heritage, and culture.

ACC’s Diez y Seis event takes place Monday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). It is free and open to the public.

The celebration will feature historians who will explain the meaning of Diez y Seis, traditional food dishes, Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico, and musical entertainment from Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto and ACC’s own Boca Abajo.

The event is presented by the ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the Latino/Latin American Studies Center, the Office of Student Success, Student Life, the Center for Student Political Studies, and former state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos.

For more information, call 223.7050 or visit Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations should contact Interpreter Services at 223.6155 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.

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