Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
Each year, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the diverse contributions, histories and cultures of Americans whose ancestors hail from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain are celebrated during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
A key element of Lakewood's Community Dialogue on Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is celebrating the diverse cultures that Lakewood is proud to have as part of our community. With at least 33% of Lakewood residents of Hispanic descent, the City of Lakewood joins the federal government, state government and hundreds of public and private organizations in paying tribute to National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Learn more about this special month:
• History.com explains why the date of Hispanic Heritage Month is important and milestones in Hispanic-American history.
• HispanicHeritageMonth.gov, a collaboration between multiple agencies including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and National Archives, is full of fascinating information on special exhibits and collections, audio, videos and images.
• The National Endowment for the Humanities shares comprehensive teacher guides with lesson plans and think pieces on events and experiences across Hispanic history and heritage.