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The Monthly Climb October - Hispanic Heritage Month

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage month actually started off as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. This week was introduced at the peak of the Civil Rights movement when the United States was experiencing an increase in the awareness of the multicultural identities that the country held. The week was extended to a month in 1988 when the bill was passed and signed by Ronald Reagan. With this, the first National Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th, 1989, under the new president George H.W. Bush.

Hispanic Heritage Month starts annually on September 15th which coincides with 5 Latin American Independence Days, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, the independence day’s for Mexico, Chile, and Belize fall within the month on September 16th, 18th, and 21st, respectively. It is a time to celebrate, and be celebrated for having such a rich and amazing culture and history.

Here at Texas A&M there are several Hispanic and Latin organizations that are putting together events across campus to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Here is the link to the Hispanic President’ Councils website to see the events you can attend!

Quick Hitters

Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, and Aly Raisman testified at the senate oversight hearing of the FBI’s handling of the case of Larry Nassar’s sexual assault.
Beth Robinson became the first LGBTQ+ woman nominated to the federal circuit court.

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