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Dear SDP Members:

Welcome to a new academic year!

This fall Sigma Delta Pi will hold both in-person and virtual events. These include the following:

1. Conversatorio & Tarde de Peli – Biweekly, Fridays at 5.30pm

Starting September 17, we will meet online via Zoom to chat in our biweekly Conversatorio and watch together a Spanish-language short-film or documentary through the free platform Kanopy available on the Alkek Library website. Our Chapter President, Yesenia Cardona-Cervantes will serve as moderator.

Conversatorio Zoom Link:

September 17 – Las Marthas: A Curious Tale of Coming of Age in Laredo, Texas (USA, 2013)

[Mexican-American girls prepare to enter into adulthood at the annual debutante ball in Laredo]

October 1 – Who is Dayani Cristal? Stories of Crossing the Border (USA, 2013)

[The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. Director Marc Silver and actor Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves in an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story] (Documentary Cinematography Prize at the Sundance Film Festival)

October 15 – Life, Deferred (Vida Diferida) (USA, 2017)

[After the announcement of the policy known as ‘Deferred Action’, Vanessa, an undocumented teenager, contemplates the possibility of a future she was ready to give up on]

October 29 – Victoria (Spain, 2015)

[A young woman from Madrid meets four local guys outside a Berlin nightclub. They owe someone a dangerous favor that needs to be repaid that evening. And Victoria holds the key]

November 12 – Tanta agua (Argentina, 2013)

[Divorced Alberto tries to reconnect with his estranged kids, Lucia and Federico during a vacation at a hot springs resort]

2. Initiation Ceremony – (Date to be determined) October at 6pm at Centennial Hall G02.

In-person initiation ceremony for new SDP members. Face covering recommended but not mandatory.

3. Altar of the Dead – October 28 at 6pm

Sigma Delta Pi will set up the Department of WLL “Altar de Muertos”. This will be an in- person activity. All active members are encouraged to participate.

4. Altar of the Dead Photo Contest – November 5 at 6pm

All active members are invited to send an “Altar de muertos” picture to participate in our Altar of the Dead Photo Contest.


1) you must be an active member of SDP.

2) the picture must be taken from you, indicating the location where was taken.

Deadline: November 3, 2021.

Award: the winner will receive $ 50.00.

All photos received will be displayed on our SDP website.

5. Al Principio, our Sigma Delta Pi literary and arts magazine is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2022 issue. We invite you to participate by sending us an original poem, short-story or art work (pictures, drawings). Al Principio is a Spanish-language magazine, but we also welcome contributions in other languages to be included in the section titled “In aliis linguis”.

For non-Spanish language contributions, please limit the number of individual submissions to one. If the poem or story is in a language other than Spanish or English, it should be accompanied with the English translation. We will add the Spanish translation of the text in the volume.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022.

The new volume will be available online in our SDP Canvas site in mid-April.

Please submit your contribution to:


For previous volumes of Al principio, visit our website: