National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 until October 15, we recognize the numerous contributions that individuals of Hispanic origin have made within our nation by celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. In acknowledging the positive impact that generations of Hispanics have brought to American society and culture, we hope to bring light to the benefits of diversity and cultural competence, which are core tenets of effective social work practice. 

The theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “One endless voice to enhance our traditions,” which draws upon the similarities and differences of Hispanic nationalities, as well as the importance of traditions, history, and culture in examining the past, present, and future.

Picasso, "La Muse." Photo taken at Centre Pompidou. 


Biographies of famous Hispanic Americans

Permanent collection at National Art Gallery: Works by Hispanic artists

National Parks Service: Latinx Heritage

Podcasts: Latin American focus on historical/modern topics of interest


Baylor Multi-Cultural Affairs Events Page (many events across Baylor Campus and beyond)

Sept. 20-22; 27-29: Hispanic Heritage Art Show and Celebration: Exhibit Dates

Sept. 21: CHCI 43rd Annual Awards Gala (Virtual)

Sept 24: Latinas Unidas Interest Meeting (Virtual - Zoom). Contact Jeronda Robinson for more information. 

Oct 2: A Heartfelt Conversation with Waco City Councilman, Hector Sabido (Virtual - Zoom and Facebook Live)

Oct 8-9: Conference on the History of Latin American Evangelicalism (Virtual - Zoom)

Oct 8: Our Voices: Serving our Hispanic / Latinx Students (Virtual - Zoom)

Did you know?

National Hispanic Heritage month begins on September 15 each year to commemorate the anniversary of the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. 

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