National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sep. 15-Oct. 15

Posted: September 22, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

NNPS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Schools are commemorating the observance with special activities.

There are numerous local opportunities to learn about Hispanic culture:

  • The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is proud to welcome back internationally acclaimed celebrity artist Jesse Raudales. With an artistic range that includes Minimalism, abstract expression, pop art, and a variety of other styles, Jesse Raudales had the distinct honor of being the first Latino to be commissioned to commemorate the 2006 US Olympic Team and USOC at the 2006 Olympics for the United States. His art will be on display in the Newport News Community Gallery at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center September 17 – October 21.
  • Newport News Public Library is hosting a variety of activities that engage, inspire and educate. Readers of all ages are invited to participate in a Hispanic Heritage Reading Challenge. The Grissom Library is presenting a series of Latin Dance classes for adults, and all branches will have special book displays honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. Spanish-language films can be streamed on Kanopy and hundreds of Spanish-language videos for kids can be streamed on Just for Kids. Follow NNPL on Facebook and the NNPL events calendar for updates.

Below are links to information on Hispanic Americans.