Hispanic Heritage Month Community Events!
Please join us for two wonderful guest speakers:
Presentation Topic: Hispanics and their views on Identity
Guest: Jose Dueñas, President/CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Alameda County
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Peralta Pavilion Living Room
Presentation Topic: Understanding the Latino Patient
Guest: Berta Alicia Bejarano, Kaiser Permanente Latino Association President & Director of Diversity & Language Services
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Peralta Pavilion Living Room
Lunch will be provided to the first 25 attendees!
What’s the history of 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.
Sponsored by the Office of the President and The Office of Diversity & Inclusion