Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

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Today.
we’re going to learn about a month-long
celebration of a distinct history and culture in American society.
There’s much more to learn
beyond burritos and dancing to salsa music.
Can you guess what it is?
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!
Here’s some trivia to think about while you watch.
What is the name of a cartoon character
representing the Hispanic and Latino diaspora.
who introduces young viewers to basic Spanish
vocabulary while going on adventures?
Watch until the end for the answer.
From September 15th to October 15th.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the
United States.
This month pays tribute to Hispanic and Latino Americans’ rich history.
diverse cultures.
and invaluable contributions to America.
Under President Lyndon B.
Johnson.
it started as a week-long celebration in 1968.
The celebrations then expanded to a month-long
by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
Why September 15th?
It coincided with the
independence days of several Latin American countries in 1812.
Including Costa Rica.
El Salvador.
Guatemala.
Honduras.
and Nicaragua.
Meanwhile.
Mexico celebrates its independence from
Spain on September 16th.
followed by Chile on September 18th.
and Belize on September 21st.
Today.
the Hispanic and Latino populations are among the fastest-growing groups in the
United States.
As of 2020.
there are more than 65 million people.
which is about 20%
of the total U.S.
population.
This is why Spanish is the second most spoken language in the U.S.
The Latino and Hispanic communities of the U.S.
originate from South and Central American
countries including.
but not limited to.
Mexico.
Puerto Rico.
Peru.
Cuba.
the Dominican Republic.
and Colombia.
From these varied countries.
Latino and Hispanic communities in the U.S.
maintain strong cultural and religious identities.
such as Catholicism.
strong value on family.
and close-knit communities.
Multigenerational households are not uncommon.
Nor are festive
family gatherings.
You may think that Hispanic and Latino diaspora in the U.S.
originated in
the 20th century in search of better opportunities.
But the Hispanic cities of St.
Augustine.
Florida
and Santa Fe.
New Mexico were founded even before the first successful English establishment in
Plymouth.
Massachusetts in 1620.
While recent migration has played a large part.
Many Latin
and Hispanic peoples settled in the U.S.
after the Mexican-American War and the signing of the
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.
The treaty saw Mexican territories annexed by America in
what is now Texas.
New Mexico.
and California.
Further movement occurred during the Bracero
Program.
from 1942 to 1964.
list some notable figures.
Cesar Chavez was a Labor leader.
civil rights activist.
and co-founder
of the National Farm Workers Association.
He advocated for fair wages and better working
conditions for farm workers.
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
She was appointed in 2009 and is known for her dedication to justice and advocacy for equality
and minority rights.
Rita Moreno is an accomplished actress.
singer.
and dancer who achieved the rare
accomplishment of an EGOT.
which stands for Emmy.
Grammy.
Oscar.
and Tony Awards.
Gloria Estefan is
a Cuban-American singer and actress known for contributing to Latin and pop music and advocating
for various causes.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a playwright.
composer.
and actor known for creating
the hit Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.
which reimagines American history with
a diverse cast and hip-hop influences.
Ellen Ochoa is the first Latina astronaut to go to space.
She has contributed to space exploration and STEM education.
Other famous Hispanic and Latino
figures in popular culture are Jennifer Lopez.
Selena Gomez.
America Ferreira.
Salma Hayek.
Ricky Martin.
And Oscar De La Hoya.
In addition to celebrating past achievements.
Hispanic Heritage
Month emphasizes empowering the younger generation.
It is a time to recognize the mosaic of cultures
that enrich our society and remind us that diversity and multiculturalism are our greatest
strengths.
And now for the answer you’ve been waiting for.
Dora the Explorer is a beloved
children’s animated television show that has significantly impacted Latin and Hispanic cultures
within the US and worldwide.
The cartoon features a young Latina protagonist.
Dora.
who embarks on
adventures while teaching valuable life lessons and solving problems.
The show’s bilingual format
sees characters switch between English and Spanish seamlessly and introduces young viewers to both
languages.
That’s it for today.
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