SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) and SLA, two cultural organizations on TCU campus, hosted the Mexican Cultural Showcase on Sept. 25. The showcase brought many dances and performances from students and clubs on campus.
TCU’s SACNAS is a powerful and inclusive source of community that provides local and regional support for college students and professionals to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These on-the-ground ambassadors are working to achieve true diversity in STEM.
The Mexican Cultural Showcase is meant to give students a platform to celebrate their Mexican Heritage and traditions, hoping to provide students with a sense of belonging. Showcase presenters arrived in traditional Mexican embroidered clothing and began by demonstrating the customs of Quinceaneras and their styles of dance. Baile Folklorico, the art of telling stories through dance, was performed by different participants. To conclude the Showcase, TCU Mariachis, Sangre Royal, performed three songs.
“As the president of an organization that seeks to increase diversity in the sciences and create a community for STEM students, it was an amazing experience. We were able to bring together the Latino community to celebrate our culture and also invited the TCU community to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with us,” said Lopez, president of TCU-SACNAS. For Lopez, this Showcase will always hold a special place in his heart. He hopes this event was a reminder to students to keep hold of their roots and to cherish and remember their identity.
Learn more about TCU’s Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.