Monday, September 18, 2017

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Google poster for Hispanic Heritage month featuring a Latina woman in 50s vintage attire, with a flower in her hair looking at camera.

Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges are proud to celebrate the rich culture, diversity and legacy of our Hispanic and Latino communities!

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15. 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.

Learn more intriguing facts and insights by exploring this Rio Salado Hispanic Heritage Month Library Guide:

colorful fabrics from mexico and central america.  Text: Hispanic Heritage Month
Join the Maricopa Community Colleges for live performances, street festivals, art exhibits and engaging conversations this Hispanic Heritage Month!

Visit for a calendar of events.

Most events are free and open to the public.

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