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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

At Hebron Academy we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. Spanish is spoken by more than 559 million people globally. Of those, 460 million are native speakers, making Spanish the language with the second largest population of native speakers in the world (Mandarin holds the top title).

In the U.S., 13 percent of the population speaks Spanish at home, earning it the title of the most common non-English language spoken. The U.S. also has the 2nd largest population of Spanish speakers in the world (Mexico has the largest).

There are 21 countries around the world where Spanish is the primary language spoken and utilized in business, education, and government. Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (U.S. Territory), Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Equatorial Guinea are the 21 Spanish speaking countries.  

Attached you will find some interesting facts from the Pew Research Center about Hispanic Heritage Month. You will also find a list of movies (22 in all) one can enjoy that celebrate Latinx and Hispanic culture. I have also included a list of recent books, reviewed by the NY Times, that capture contemporary Latinx/ Hispanic life in the United States. Please join Hebron Academy in celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of Latinx/ Hispanic people around the world.

Hispanic Heritage Month Facts:
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/09/09/key-facts-about-u-s-latinos-for-national-hispanic-heritage-month/

22 Best Movies About Latinx and Hispanic Culture to watch:
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/g34075846/best-hispanic-latinx-movies/

11 Recent Books on Latino Life
https://www.nytimes.com/article/latino-books.html

 

Con Mucho Orgullo (With Much Pride),
David Ruiz
Director, Albert Lepage Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

 

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