Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! September is important as independence is celebrated in Mexico, much of Central America and in Chile. That is why Hispanic Heritage Month was created in 1968, as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, the celebration expanded to 31 days, from September 15 to October 15. The word Hispanic is embraced by some […]Read more
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
In the United States we celebrate Cinco de mayo as a day-long happy hour. Parties are fun, but let’s look at the story behind May 5th. In the 1862 Battle of Puebla, the Mexican Army triumphed over the invading French Empire; it was a lot like David and Goliath. No one expected them to win […]Read more
Latina Superhero Dolores Huerta
Delores Huerta is one of only six Latinas to have won the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama presented her with the award in 2012 for her lifetime of social justice organizing to improve the lives of agricultural workers. Delores was born in New Mexico in 1930. When her parents split up, she moved to […]Read more