National Hispanic Heritage Month/ Minnesota Latino Heritage Month
Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Gov. Walz signed a proclamation proclaiming Latino Heritage Month for the state of Minnesota. There have been many educational opportunities and activities scheduled throughout this month for all ages and interests. Here are some available activities, many you can take advantage of all year long.
- Young Portrait Explorers Workshop – Oct. 13
A virtual thirty-minute workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions to learn about the art and history of Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera, age 106, who sold her first painting at age 89 who has finally received wide recognition in the 21st Century.
- Read about the work of the Minnesota Cuba Committee.
- “Minnesotanos: Latino Journeys in Minnesota” that explores the Latinx experience in Minnesota in rich detail.
- Learn more about local, Puerto-Rican born artist and organizer, Ricardo Levins Morales. His distinctive style is the most iconic visual representation of the Minnesota labor movement of the past 25 years. His amazing print “Another World Is Possible” defines the fight for social, racial, and economic justice.
- Check out this YouTube Playlist of Latino Authors You Should Know.
- Learn about Latino/Hispanic history in the U.S. Military.
- Hispanic vs. Lanitix- Here is an interesting read from National Public Radio (NPR).
- Listen to YouTube’s Official National Hispanic Heritage Month music/video playlist featuring “up and coming” artists.
- Listen to episodes of the La Biblioteca podcast. Huntington Fellows Herman Luis Chavez and María Guadalupe Partida from the Library's Hispanic Reading Room speak with community advocates, scholars, and Congress members about Latinx civil rights in the United States.
- Latino-Americans Who Paved The Way – a compilation on a YouTube Playlist.
- PBS is featuring five documentaries about Hispanic/Latinix Heritage.