Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Borough of New Providence Diversity Committee is announcing the third-annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, to be held from September 15, 2022 – October 15, 2022, as outlined here Calendar of Events

This year’s theme, “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger America” will serve as the basis for the K-12 Poster Contest. Guidelines are highlighted here Poster Contest Guidelines

The main celebration will be held on October 8 from 2 – 3:30 PM in Centennial Park on Springfield Avenue. All  are invited to celebrate and learn about the Latin-American countries, traditions, and cultures represented in the New Providence community. Interactive performances & music will enlighten children and adults alike.

The event will feature a presentation by Argentinian Valeria Aloe, author of “Uncolonized Latinas.” New Providence Officials and the Chair of the Diversity Committee, Sunil Abrol, will offer brief remarks.

Each year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month to honor its history and the countless contributions that Latinos have made to the nation over the years. Hispanic Heritage Month starts in the middle of the month to correspond with the independence of many countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile.

National Hispanic Heritage Month originally started with one week of commemoration when it was first introduced by Congressman George E. Brown in June 1968. With the civil rights movement, the need to recognize the contributions of the Latin community gained traction in the 1960s. Awareness of the multicultural groups living in the United States was also gradually growing.

The celebrations are a collaboration with the Borough of New Providence, the New Providence Memorial Library, and the New Providence School District. We look forward to welcoming the community to the various events. Gracias

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