Diversity Spotlight – September 2020
National Hispanic Heritage Month: Enjoy Missouri events celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month:
- Come together for a celebration of art and culture at the Fourth Annual Latino Arts Festival. This year’s festival is virtual and kicks off on September 8 at 7 p.m. with a performance by DJ Munch. Please visit the event website for more information.
- The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival begins September 15. This fun event includes dancing, music, and fun for all ages. Plans for virtual programming are still being finalized. For more information, please visit the website or Facebook page.
- The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis presents Business After Hours 2020 on September 17 beginning at 6 p.m. Business After Hours are a great way to meet the Hispanic Chamber and network, all in a fun and open environment. Business After Hours networking events are free to attend and open to members and nonmembers. It is a great way to connect with the Hispanic Chamber membership and the Hispanic community in St. Louis. This event will take place at 4940 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110. For more information regarding this or other special events in the St. Louis area, please visit online.
Learn more about Hispanic heritage:
- Spend time with a good book from a Hispanic Heritage Month suggested reading list from websites, such as Scholastic and All About Adolescent Literacy.
- Check out fun facts and historical information celebrating Hispanic American heritage, culture, and contributions on the National Hispanic Heritage Month website.
- Expand your knowledge by exploring the United States Census Bureau’s facts page. For additional information on Hispanic origin or related topics, visit online.
- Explore this history of Hispanic Heritage Month’s inception by visiting the Library of Congress’s website.
- Visit PBS’s website for videos, profiles, music, and more as you learn more about Hispanic Heritage.