Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

Every year in the United States, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15th and October 15th. During this month, the anniversaries of independence of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua are also celebrated. Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza also falls within this month-long celebration.

This month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose families and ancestors hail from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Organizations throughout the country have created exhibits and collections that celebrate these rich histories, cultures, and contributions. These organizations include the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the New York Botanical Garden, the Historic American Buildings Survey, the US House of Representatives, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The topics of these exhibits and collections are so diverse, from art and artists to historical records. Some highlights include:

You can also find Pinterest boards with Hispanic Heritage Month themes from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Our own observances of Hispanic Heritage Month have also shown the diversity of the Hispanic disability community. Some of the topics we have discussed in our blog include:

This year we will concentrate on the Latino/Hispanic athletes currently competing at the #Rio2016 Paralympic Games and on racial/ethnic and health disparities research being conducted by the NIDILRR community and beyond.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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1 Response to Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

  1. Pingback: Hispanic Heritage Month, Health Disparities, and NIDILRR Research: How are they connected? | Collection Spotlight from the National Rehabilitation Information Center

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