ACTC to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 9, 2021
ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) will be hosting several informational sessions in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 through October 15.
Scheduled events include an overview of Hispanic/Latino history on Friday, Sept. 17 from 2:30 to 3:30 P.M., a discussion of stereotypes and social aspects of Hispanic life on Friday, Sept. 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 P.M., and an outline of Hispanic traditions (Friday, Oct. 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 P.M.), Hispanic sports and health (Friday, Oct. 8 from 2:30 to 3:30 P.M.), and Hispanic festivals, culture, and food with contest and prizes (TBA) on Friday, Oct. 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 P.M.
The locations of these events will be announced prior to the scheduled time on the Ashland Community and Technical College Facebook page and are open to the community.
According to the National Hispanic Heritage Month website, the celebration traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans and the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to a month-long celebration by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within the thirty-day period.
For more information about ACTC’s National Hispanic Heritage Month festivities, email Kevin Harrison at email@example.com.