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Hispanic Heritage Month Begins September 15

Hispanic Heritage Month (Latin Heritage Month) takes place from September 15 through October 15 each year. Often referred to as Latinx Heritage Month by the Latinx community, it's a global celebration of the rich vibrant contributions, cultures, traditions, and achievements of the Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities around the world.

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month was originally launched as a weeklong celebration in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, with September chosen for its link to the independence commemorations of several Latin American nations worldwide.

Today, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of the many Latinx American artists, scientists, leaders and more whose ancestors ranged from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, to Central and South America, and who have left a lasting legacy of inspiration. Join us in celebrating all those of Latinx heritage in our community, as we celebrate our students, staff, and more!



Striving for a Better World with the International Day of Peace

Created by the United Nations in 1981, the International Day of Peace takes place on September 21. The 2023 theme is “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals.” It’s a call to action that recognizes humanity’s individual and collective responsibility to foster peace, which contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which would create a culture of peace for all.

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Slavery Remembrance Day

Created by UNESCO to memorialize the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, Slavery Remembrance Day, also known as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, is observed on August 23 worldwide. Upon this day, it's important that we remember that this observance is not only a reminder of the horrors of slavery as we honor its victims—it's also about our dedication across the globe to ensure that slavery, and the racism that caused it, is abolished once and for all.

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Buffalo Soldiers’ Day

Commemorating the formation of the first Army regiments to include Black Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers' Day is celebrated annually on July 28, honoring the courageous achievements of over 180,000 Black soldiers, many of whom were enslaved people, who fought bravely with the Union during the Civil War.

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