Every year, from September 15 to October 15, the U.S. recognizes the economic, cultural, and social contributions of the more than 47 million Latinos in the U.S. This month is geared towards celebrating Latinos’ culture, music, food, and entertainment. These dates include the Independence Day celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile, and incorporate Día de la Raza, a holiday celebrated in Mexico that observes the colonization, exploration, and multicultural heritage of the Americas.
At NLIRH, we understand and celebrate that we are part of a large advocacy movement, geared to serving all of these communities. As the nation’s first and only national Latina health and reproductive rights organization, we pride ourselves in representing the increasingly growing and diverse Latina population.
This year we are celebrating 15 years of community mobilization, advocacy, and education with a Quinceañera celebration. We would like you to celebrate with us Wednesday, October 7th, 2009, at the National Museum for Women in the Arts located in our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. We hope you can join us for a fun-filled evening. We also hope that you enjoy Hispanic Heritage Month by attending many of the special events in your area!
By Krystal Chan, Development and Communications Intern