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Center for Social Change:
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Walden University's Center for Social Change is a connective hub that promotes, facilitates, and supports collaborative alliances, action research, and projects that lead to purposeful action for sustainable positive social change.

September 15 marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the rich cultures and recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and 18, respectively.

Originally, President Lyndon Johnson observed Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. Twenty years later, the celebration became a month, September 15 – October 15, under President Ronald Reagan.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH RESOURCES

WATCH

LISTEN

  • Listen to a podcast such as Latino USA or The Latin American History Podcast to hear stories and learn more about the culture, history, and traditions of Hispanic Americans.

READ

RESEARCH

REFLECT

ACT