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Mama’s Kitchen: Bobcat celebration of culture and food


A tradition since 2005, Mama’s Kitchen is a Texas State event people will want to mark on the calendars.

Mama’s Kitchen celebrates cultural diversity by honoring Latino and African American culture throughout the school year, according to Stella Silva, associate director of diversity and inclusion.

“We have two Mama’s Kitchens in the beginning of each long semester,” Stella Silva said. “We celebrate Latino culture in fall and during Black History Month we celebrate (African American culture) in the spring.”

Samuel Silva, public administration junior, said he enjoys going to Mama’s Kitchen because he can bring friends and unwind from school.

“It’s a relaxed type of program,” Samuel Silva said. “I like going because I can take a break from my classes and eat some great food.”

Cecilia Torres, business management junior, said Mama’s Kitchen reminds her of back home.

“Mama’s Kitchen has a great atmosphere,” Torres said. “It has heartwarming food.”

According to Stella Silva, Hispanic Heritage Mama’s Kitchen will be held Sept. 15 in the LBJ student ballroom.