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Hispanic Heritage Month

Y-USA CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

September 15 – October 15 is the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which encompasses various Latin and Hispanic communities.

Hispanic Heritage Month initially began as a week-long celebration in 1968 under President Johnson. It wasn't until 1988 that President Reagan extended the week to a full 31 days, keeping the Sept. 15 start date because Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence day September 15th.  Mexico celebrates on September 16th, Chile on September 18th, and Belize on the 21st. 

The YMCA National Hispanic Latino Leadership Network (HLLN) will be highlighting fun, informative, challenging, and engaging experiences through this month long celebration.

SAVE THE DATE:

WEBINAR: REBUILDING THE LATINO COMMUNITY

October 8, 2021 at 9:30am Pacific

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Campeones Unidos, the Dallas Y's Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically on the Latino community in Northern Texas.

We will have leaders in the fields of medicine, education, and economics/finance sharing their expertise to highlight the unique challenges faced by the Latino community, and how this pandemic brought to light, and exacerbated, existing inequities faced by Latinos on a daily basis. The panel includes Dr. Michael Hinojosa, DISD Superintendent of Schools. The event will be hosted with a small number of guests on the UNT Dallas campus & offered virtually to all.

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