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, 2018 is entitled “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. 

Resources

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

Events

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

Sept. 14, 2018: Hispanic Heritage Art Show and Celebration: Artist Reception

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

 

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. 

Photo accessed from https://www.maps.com/latin-america-wall-map.html