Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

During Hispanic Heritage Month we celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x/e Americans, the rich diversity and cultures of the Hispanic/Latina/o/x/e diaspora, and the resilience and accomplishments of the Hispanic/Latina/o/x/e peoples.  

A brief history from the National Library of Congress: "The observation [of Hispanic Heritage Month] started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively." HispanicHeritageMonth.gov  

History.com Hispanic History Milestones Timeline


Local Hispanic Heritage Month Events 

September 16th

Latin Music Awards Kentucky 4th Edition. @ 8pm at Fourth Street Live. You can find the tickets and more information about this event here: Latin Music Awards KY | Celebration | Kentucky

September 12th-October 5, 2022

Hispanic/Latin American Visual Art in the Commonwealth

Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda

KY.gov Arts Council

Hispanic/Latina/o/x/e Organizations

Adelante Hispanic Achievers:  Empowering Latinx youth to achieve their dreams 

La Casita Center: Grassroots non-profit accompanying families in the Latinx community in Louisville 

Centro Latino: Non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of Latinos in Shelby, Spencer, Oldham, Trimble, and Henry