Updated: Sep 27, 2021
5 Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
The reason that ALL Americans should celebrate and commemorate this special month is to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture. There are tons of resources available to help you tap into learning more like:
For Educators: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers
Audio & Video Collections: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/audio-and-video/
History & Exhibits: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/exhibits-and-collections/
In addition to learning and embracing the rich Hispanic heritage and culture, we encourage our DPW Members, Supporters, Sponsors and Business Community to also:
HIRE A SPEAKER! That's right! If you have the opportunity to assemble a panel, or search for a speaker that provides a unique view, start with hiring a speaker that amplifies the voice and needs from a Hispanic perspective. Speakers like Victoria Jenn of The Female Collaborative offer great inspiration to emerging leaders.
SUPPORT A HISPANIC OWNED OR HISPANIC LED BUSINESS! Whether that's your local eatery or a consultant that provides expert insight, give a Hispanic - Owned or Hispanic-Led business a chance. Organizations like the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has an easy to use directory that can help you find the right resource for your next big project or resolve a problem that requires an expert's insight. Search Here!
DONATE TO A NON-PROFIT SUPPORTING THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY! There are so many non-profits to choose from, but non-profits like LULAC and The Light of Hope Immigration & Law Center are two local organizations that not only pour into the community, but services ALL communities through permanent workforce support, advocacy and achieving "The American Dream".
LEARN ABOUT CAUSES AND CONCERNS IMPORTANT TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY! It all starts with dialogue. Learning to listen, and listening to learn! Interviewing community leaders is a great way to understand grassroots movements and local issues. Past, Present, Retired and elected officials are great people to interview. Local community leaders involved in advocacy and advisory roles can help provide insight of important causes and how the impact of those areas affect communities.
AMPLIFY VOICES OF BUSINESS LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALS The North Texas area has one of the largest pockets of women professionals and women business owners that are not only passionate about being the best at their craft, but also creating a better tomorrow for future generations. Interview and amplify the voices of key leaders that have so much to give to your platform. Whether you're interviewing them as a professional or gaining a new perspective, it's always a great growth moment to learn more about gems in the community. Reach out to form authentic friendships and partnerships from these movers, shakers & trailblazers that impact North Texas: - Gloria Granados, Founder of The Light of Hope Immigration & Law Center - Rocio Gosewehr Hernandez, Trial Lawyer & Precinct Chair - Elisa Klein, Community Volunteer & Political Candidate - Graciela Katzer, Community Volunteer & President of Plano International Festival - Yesenia Moore, Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Texas Instruments - Yareli Esteban, President/CEO @ Strategar - Lidia Soto-Harmon, Girl Scout Nation's Capital CEO - Lydia Varela, Latina Philanthropy & Bilingual Outreach - Cindy Villarreal, Founder and CEO at Arriba Television Network - Grace Figueredo, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Aetna - Mary Azzarto Ciampa, Founder at WomenX - Rachel Sanchez, Small Business Owner Breaking Barriers - Ana Rivera, Lady Pro and Podcaster - Laura Ramirez, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Invitation Homes - Mary Garcia, Director, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging - Lollie Ramirez-Bennett, CEO Women of AT&T National - Romina Rosado, EVP & GM, Hispanic Streaming - Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, Speaker and Change Agent
Now that you've read about it, take the challenge to do all 5 this #Hispanic Heritage Month and continue to show support moving forward!
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