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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of Hispanic and Latin people. Individuals with ancestry tied to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, and South America take pride in celebrating their heritage.

Created to recognize the positive impact that Hispanic Americans have left on this country by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. These include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Chile. National Hispanic Heritage Month started as an observation called Hispanic Heritage Week beginning in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, however, President

Ronald Reagan expanded it to a whole month in 1988 starting on September 15.

This year's theme is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation". Gateway-Longview honors and respects our clients, families, and staff members of Hispanic Heritage. We encourage all of our communities to discover, acknowledge, and celebrate the various Latin and Hispanic cultures.

Community Events:

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

Thursday, September 15th, 11 am

Buffalo Central Library

1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western NY

History of Latin Dance

September 17, 12 pm-3 pm

2 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 21, 7 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201

Familia Fun Day

September 24, 12 pm- 3 pm

Frank Llyod Wright's Martin House

125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

Hispanic Heritage Month Cultural Showcase

September 30, 6 pm-8 pm

Charles B. Sears Law Library (University of Buffalo)

O'Brian Hall, Mary Talbert Way, Buffalo, NY 14260

Hosted by Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)


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