Last Updated: September 16, 2022
In honor of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15th until October 15th, Team AgLearn is providing information and resources to encourage engagement with this important month-long event.
The information below is a portion of content quoted from President Biden's Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022 External Link.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths. We also acknowledge the Hispanic leaders who have stayed in the struggle for equal justice to ensure that everyone in this Nation can contribute their talents and have the opportunity to thrive.
About National Hispanic Heritage Month
“Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
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 September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.”
- More information about National Hispanic Heritage Month External Link
- National Hispanic Heritage Month Information from National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers External Link
Selected AgLearn Resources
- Course: How to Succeed as a Latina in a Global Work Environment External Link
- Course: How to Be More Inclusive External Link
- Course: Empowering BIPOC through Mentorship External Link
- Learning Path: Diversity and Inclusion in Technology External Link External Link
- Book: Diversity and Inclusion in Latin American and Caribbean Workplaces External Link
- Book: The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution External Link
- Book: Leading Latino Talent to Champion Innovation External Link
USDA Events and Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month
- USDA Hispanic Employment Program Information External Link
- Agricultural Marketing Service Office of Civil Rights Information External Link
- Agricultural Marketing Service Events:
- Hispanic Heritage Month Kick Off with Chef JC. Register for this event scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST on Zoom. External Link
- Live Music at the USDA Farmer’s Market by Benito Lopez, OCIO-CEC and Charles Marston, FAS, Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 – 1:00 PM EST (in person event held in Washington D.C.)