Entra La Plaza, hosted by Hispanos Unidos, will take place on Friday from 6 – 9:30 p.m. The outdoor event will be behind the Hunter Welcome Center on the patio and will have free Mexican food, traditional Mexican dancers, a DJ playing all Mexican music, bounce houses, face painting and pinatas.
Ana Arango, junior biochemistry major from Plano, is the president of the Hispanos Unidos club.
“I really want ACU to realize that Hispanos Unidos is an active organization outside of Entra La Plaza. Because it is our biggest event, I feel like Hispanos Unidos often falls off the radar once it’s over, but we keep having smaller events throughout the year,” Arango said. “Our purpose is to celebrate Hispanic culture and bring it recognition on a campus where it isn’t too prominent. That means we want non-Hispanics to be curious about us and come check us out.”
The event is hosted in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.
There is estimated to be an average of 400-500 people attending the event.
Kendra Oregon, sophomore international studies major from Mesquite, is the secretary of the Hispanos Unidos club.
“Entra a La Plaza is an amazing event because you get to have an evening of community through food, music, and just plain fun,” Oregon said. “And lets be honest, as a college student anything that is free is a blessing. So, if for nothing else, people should come out for free food. I am positive people will be enticed to stay for more. It is a glimpse of a culture that is full of life and color. So yes, come out.”
Hispanos Unidos hosts a Chapel session every Thursday in Bible 117 for any student interested in becoming more involved with the club.