Associated Students of The University of New Mexico’s Student Special Events hosts a Hispanic Heritage Poetry Slam on Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom C.

Guest Poet, Jessica Helen Lopez, will be performing her award-winning poetry at this event. Lopez was recently named the City of Albuquerque Poet Laureate and has been featured in 30 Poets in their 30’s by Muzzle Magazine and holds the title of 2012 and 2014 Women of the World City of ABQ Champion. Lopez is a member of the Macondo Foundation and founded La Palabra—The Word is a Woman.

The event is open to the public and there are 100 paletas available for the first 100 people. For more information regarding other events put on by Student Special Events, contact