LatinX and Hispanic Heritage Month 2023
From September 15 to October 15 each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans whose heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries.
Key Messages from This Year's Theme
Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America
Hispanics in America are making significant progress and are driving the country's prosperity forward. Our community is thriving, quickly becoming a powerful force in the United States.
These three themes - prosperity, power, and progress - are all interconnected. Our economic success leads to more power and influence, which, in turn, drives further progress for our community. It's a cycle propelling us forward, an exciting time to be a Hispanic in America, truly driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America.
From the Hispanic Heritage Month Toolkit 2023, hispanicstar.org
Honoring and Celebrating at RIC
Rhode Island College is hosting a number of events to honor LatinX and Hispanic Heritage Month. We hope you'll participate, learn, celebrate, and enjoy with us!
Our LatinX Summit on September 23
The 2023 Rhode Island College LatinX Summit: Reconnect, Discover, Build: What’s Your Story? provides an opportunity for individuals from all cultures to come together and learn about social issues and systems facing the LatinX community, exploring issues of identity, raising mental health awareness, and fostering leadership skills through community and civic engagement.
We are excited to feature various presenters, including: keynote speaker Jennifer Gaviria (MSW, LISCW), Co-Founder of the Latino Mental Health Network of RI; keynote speaker Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Nuestra Salud Productions; representatives from Rhode Island Latino Arts, Progreso Latino, and Latino Policy Institute; state politicians, and more. The Summit culminates in an all-Spanish comedy show by Colombian comedian Saulo García at 7pm, which is free and open to the public.