Hispanic Heritage Month 2014
Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of our friends and ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.The Office of Diversity and Inclusion participates in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting multiple events at Tarleton. On September 17, ODI hosted the annual Hispanic Heritage Street Dance. From playing popular Spanish games, to listening to the latest Latino music, we explored Spanish culture in numerous capacities.
See below for a closer look at the Street Dance:
|Soccer at the Street Dance|
|Un Vaquero Joven|
|Learning at the Street Dance|
|Big Sombrero at the Street Dance|
Continue celebrating Hispanic culture with us next week as we host a screening of the film “Stolen Education” and welcome its write and producer, Dr. Enrique Aleman.