This year Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15–October 15, celebrates its nineteenth anniversary. The month incorporates two significant concepts for Latinos, independence and self-identity. September 15 and 16 mark independence day celebrations in several Latin American countries—Mexico, in particular, is celebrating the bicentennial of its independence from Spain and the centennial of its revolution—while October 12 (Columbus Day) is recognized as Día de la Raza. Nationwide, Latinos and their fellow Americans take this time to savor the richness of the Hispanic culture and appreciate the Latino historical legacy.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Decisive Latno shares this list of national events compiled by eDiversity in collaboration with CapitalWirePR. This U.S. Hispanic Civic Events Calendar outlines notable national Latino conferences and civic programs taking place throughout the United States during this month of pride in culture.
¡Viva la Raza!
U.S. Hispanic Civic Events Calendar
September 27–29, 2010 Washington, DC 6th Annual National Summit on the State of Latino Education, NALEO www.naleo.org
September 28, 2010 Universal City, CA MALDEF Presents the Truth In Immigration Benefit Concert with Los Tigres del Norte and Los Lobos, Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund www.maldef.org/tigres
September 29, 2010 Washington, DC CHLI Corporate Leadership Award Luncheon, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute www.chli.org
September 29, 2010 Washington, DC Hispanic Heritage Awards at Kennedy Center, Hispanic Heritage Foundation www.hispanicheritage.org
September 29, 2010 New York City, NY 8th Annual Hispanic Television Summit
September 30, 2010 San Juan, PR Entrepreneurship Conference, Dialogue on Diversity www.dialogueondiversity.org
October 5, 2010 New York City, NY 2010 Alumni Hall of Fame, Hispanic Scholarship Fund www.hsf.net
October 4-6, 2010 Arlington, VA MANA A National Latina Organization Las Primeras Awards Gala & Training Conference www.hermana.org
October 6-8, 2010 Miami, FL AHAA Annual Conference, Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies www.ahaa.org
October 8–10, 2010 Houston, TX Policy Institute on Public Finance www.naleo.org
October 8, 2010 Washington, DC 2010 Economic Conference, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
October 12, 2010 New York City, NY Hispanic Heritage Technology Event, Latinos in Information Sciences & Technology Association www.a-lista.org
October 13, 2010 Washington, DC Hispanic Heritage Awards, Hispanic Heritage Foundation www.hispanicheritage.org
October 14, 2010 Industry Hills, CA Small Business Economic Summit, The Latino Coalition www.thelatinocoalition.com
October 14, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Hispanic Heritage Technology Event, Latinos in Information Sciences & Technology Association www.a-lista.com
October 16, 2010 Washington, DC Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day: Argentina at the National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Latino Center www.latino.si.edu
October 15–16, 2010 Houston, TX National Hispanic Professionals Organization Winter Conference & Gala www.nhpo.us