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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2020

Posted in: Community

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15 to October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans celebrating the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. 

To help you celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources for bringing Latinx voices to your life. You’ll find a diverse range of intersectional Hispanic and Latinx identities, experiences, cultures, and histories among these resources.

Celebrating Culture Through Cuisine

From the comfort of your own home, you can make a plan to order regularly from local Latinx-owned businesses. You can also learn about Hispanic culture through your taste buds by watching documentary series such as Netflix’s “Taco Chronicles” or “Pati’s Mexican Table" on PBS.

Actress Eva Longoria and Airbnb have teamed up to plan a variety of “culturally rich Online Experiences from across the United States and Latin America that honor Hispanic and Latinx traditions.” The month-long celebration will also culminate in an online cooking class taught by Longoria. 

Advocacy

Looking for ways to get involved? Here’s a list of Latinx organizations rooted in activism, advocacy, and professional development:

Click here for more Latinx advocacy organizations.

Latinx Voices

Try ending your days this month by cozying up in bed with a good book by a Latinx author! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Drown, the semi-autobiographical by Dominican American author Junot Díaz
  • The House of the Spirits, the magical realism novel by Isabel Allende
  • La Paloma y La Ley, a harrowing photojournalist account of two Cuban migrants making the dangerous voyage to the U.S. border

Plus, those with kids (or not!) will love re-reading classic books from their childhood, such as The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Not sure where to start? Visit the below websites which include additional resources and an annual calendar of activities and events, from performances to exhibitions and presentations. While local festivities are typically held in person, this year they will mostly be found online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Teaching Tolerance:  Resources
King County Library: https://kcls.org/blogs/post/celebrate-national-hispanic-heritage-month/
Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/
Kraken Fighting Spirit: https://www.nhl.com/kraken/news/kraken-fighting-spirit-mural-of-the-story/c-319117926

 

 

 

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