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Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15

The Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from the White House to community organization across the United States. This tradition began on September 1968 and continues recognizing the contributions of Hispanics in the cultural, economic, social, and political areas of the country.

Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included September 15 and September 16. This observance was expanded in 1989 to a month-long celebration September 15 – October 15 of the culture and traditions of those who trace their…

Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

DEARBORN, MI — Ford, a strong supporter of Hispanic Heritage Month through the years took this years celebration to a higher level with a special event on September 30th at its World Headquarters featuring Jacqueline Hernandez, COO of Telemundo, NBC Universal as keynote speaker and Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010.

“This is an evening where we are celebrating our history, heritage and the American experience” said Carla Preston, Chairwoman Ford Hispanic Network.

This year is special because 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries…

Yes, We Can!

Fourteen years ago, during the funeral for César Chávez, someone said a wonderful prayer: “We have come here to plant your heart like a seed. Farm workers will harvest the seed of your memory.”

During this Hispanic Heritage Month, that prayer resonates in our hearts like a prophecy fulfilled. The legacy of that legendary leader manifests itself in front of us like a tree with graceful branches and a strong trunk, a tree that, day after day, bears the fruit of hope.

This farm worker son of farm workers —armed with peaceful resistance, a faith made of steel and unwavering…

UALR celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special guest: Barbara Martinez Jitner

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR has a fantastic month of celebration to commemorate the National Hispanic Heritage Month. The highlight is the lecture of Barbara Martinez Jitner, “Femicide at Our U.S. Border: To Bea Woman in Juarez is a Death Sentence” Thursday, September 27 at the Donaghey Student Center A & B • 6:00 pm

Martinez Jitner is the director of a powerful expose documentary short film – “LA FRONTERA” (run time, 15 minutes), which is the foundation for a major motion picture entitled BORDERTOWN scheduled for an October 2007…

National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2007

Hispanic Americans have strengthened our country and contributed to the spirit of America. National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor these contributions and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of our Hispanic-American community.

Hispanic Americans have helped establish America as a place of freedom and opportunity, and their contributions have illustrated what is best about our great Nation. Their hard work, love of country, and deep commitment to faith and family have shaped the character of our country and helped preserve the values we all cherish. By sharing…