Hispanic Heritage Month

hispanic heritage month

hispanic heritage month

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Shaping the Bright Future of America

Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

Integrating a cultural awareness in the classroom helps develop "ethnic literacy" in all students.  Developing ethnic literacy fosters pride in one's own culture and a respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of others to preserve the unique customs and traditions of their ancestors reflected in their art, music and food.

Events at Penn State Abington

  • TACO Tuesdays - Lares Café
  • Library displaying Hispanic Reading Materials & Poetry of Hispanic Authors
  • Movie Nights - to be announced