The Office of Racial Equity and the Vermont Human Rights Commission request your participation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Together we will celebrate the contributions and achievements of the Hispanic and Latine communities
- On October 14th we will gather at the Capital City Grange Hall in Berlin and celebrate together with food, dancing, and Latin music!
Let us know you are coming: Celebration Tickets (Saturday, 10/14, from 2-6 PM)
Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions and importance of Hispanic and Latin@ people and those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
In 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim a week in September as “National Heritage Week.” The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration.
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on September 16th and 18th, respectively. You can learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month here.
According to the U.S. Census, the Hispanic or Latin@ population in the United States increased by 23% between 2010 and 2020. "In Vermont, it increased by 68.4%, or about 6300 individuals - the third largest percentage growth in the nation..."
We would like to honor community members in Vermont who come from Latin American countries including: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Latino, Latina, Latinx, Hispanic? What is the difference?
In Vermont, as in the rest of the United States, there are some who prefer certain terms over others. For more information about these distinctions, see the resources below. If you would like to add to this information, let us know.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council has launched the 21-Day Hispanic Heritage Equity Habit Building Challenge and we are joining them!
ABA-Wide 21-Day Hispanic Heritage Month Equity Habit-Building © Syllabus
“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world. When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict.” - Delores Huerta
Official Page: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/
Whitehouse proclamation September 14, 2021 - https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/1…
Top 8 Reasons Why and How We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Our Identity: Hispanic or Latino/x
NBC News Article - Latinos own and disown 'Hispanic' in journey to harness identity
What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States - What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States | Fernanda Ponce | TEDxDeerfield
Is it Hispanic, Chicano/Chicana, Latino/Latina, or Latinx?
The Difference Between the Terms Latino and Hispanic, and How They Overlap
What are the different populations in the Hispanic Community
The Beautiful Spanish Language
Can You Lose A Language You Never Knew?
Faith in the Hispanic Community
The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States - https://www.pewforum.org/2014/05/07/the-shifting-religious-identity-of-latinos-in-the-united-states/
5 Hispanic Leaders Who Changed Labor History
Celebrating the Rise of Hispanic Women Workers
Dolores Huerta YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/28-bRl56KJk
Health and Social Welfare
Latinos Face Disproportionate Health and Economic Impacts From COVID-19 [14-minute read ]
For U.S. Latinos, COVID-19 Has Taken a Personal and Financial Toll [17-minute read]
Latino Civil Rights Timeline, 1903 to 2006 [13 minute read]
VOCES | The Chicano Rights Movement [2:31 minute video]
What Was the Chicano Movement? [5 minute read]
15 Latino Activists You Should Know And Read About [17 min read]
PBS Showcases Willie Velásquez, Latino Voting Rights Hero [8 minute read]
2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth [12-minute read + Video: 8:32]
Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics [3-minute read]
16 Famous Afro-Latinos — Afro-Latinx Actors, Musicians, More [9-minute read]
What Afro-Latinos Want You To Know [3:41 minute video]
Videos of Latino Latinx Poets Reading Poems About Race —
[Video 1 =2:35 min; Video 2= 3.21; Video 3=5:14; Video 4 =3:36]
“Latinx for Black Lives”Is Erasure, Not Allyship [4 minute read]
5 ways to stop erasing black Latinxs [3-minute read]
Colorism in the Community
Colorism in the Latinx Community! Ft. Lee Chin | Decoded | MTV [5:29 minute video]
A Conversation With Latinos on Race | Op-Docs [6:41 minute video]
‘Corazón de América’ examines colorism in the Latin American community [6:30 minute video]
Colorism In The Latino Community [5-minute read]
Hispanic LGBTQ Individuals Encounter Heightened Discrimination
[9 minute read]
ABA Webinar: The Hispanic LGBTQ+ Community
LIVING AUTHENTICALLY - 70 pages
This Boricua Is Being Forced To Defend Her Identity As An Asian-Puerto Rican On TikTok
How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico [3-minute read]
Asians in Latin America [8 minutes]
Latin Asians | Asian American Life [7-minute video]
Being Asian and Latino (Article + NPR Podcast
https://www.latinousa.org/2019/04/09/asianlatino/ [25:118 min podcast]
5 Latinos Forging New Ground and Breaking Barriers [4 minute read]
Sonia Sotomayor - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDzhYlOpW64 [3-minute video]
Criminal Justice Reform [11-minute read]
2_Latinos — CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM: LATINOS AND IMMIGRANTS [13-minute read]
Viewing Bad Hombres Documentary
[35:34 minute video]
The story depicted in the new documentary series “Decolonize Justice,” represents the way police, prosecutors and courts have historically targeted people of color for incarceration in our country. This is the subject of the series’ anchor documentary, Bad Hombres: From Colonization to Criminalization.
Latin Music Guide: What Is Latin Music & Where Does It Come From? [13-minute read]
In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul [5 minute read]
Mariachi: The history and journey of a musical genre [2:10 minute video]
Celia Cruz's 'Son Con Guaguancó' And The Bridge To Fame In Exile [9-minute read]
Cinco de Musica presented by the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities
Community and Family Dynamics
Family dynamics cause major stress for Latino immigrant families [3-minute read]
Wealth Gaps between White, Black and Hispanic Families in 2019 [8-minute read]
Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America (Updated) [9-minute read]
Getting Back on Track: A Detailed Look at Health Coverage Trends for Latino Children
How U.S. Hispanics Are Building Generational Wealth Through Homeownership -
Contributions to Literature, Poetry, and the Arts
9 Latino Poets You Should Be Reading - https://www.bustle.com/articles/150473-9-latino-poets-you-should-be-reading
[5 minute read]
U.S. Latinx Voices in Poetry - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/144542/us-latinx-voices-in-poetry
[3 minute read]
15 Famous Latinos Who Will Inspire Your Kids [7-minute read]
Hispanic Hero's you Should know [1:14 minute video]
Updates and News About the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for U.S. Immigrants - https://www.boundless.com/daca-news/
[Page includes 10 article links about DACA news (:46, 3 min, :44, 2 min, 1 min]
ABA Webinar: Helping Dreamers Realize Their Dreams - the Nuts and Bolts of DACA
Perception of perpetual foreigners
6 Harmful Stereotypes About Latin Americans - https://www.verywellmind.com/6-harmful-stereotypes-about-latin-americans-5113358 [4 minute read]
4 Latino stereotypes in TV and film that need to go [2-minute read]
Latinos in America: Daily lives beyond the stereotypes [3-minute video]
Hispanics -- The Future American Dream
The Future of the American Dream is Latino [3-minute read]