Hispanic Heritage Month
The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area invites you to join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, this tradition 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. During this month we recognize the amazing contributions the Latinx community has made in our country.
As our country and our community continues to confront inequities, it is important that we learn from our past, and that we recognize the role we play in building a culture of inclusion, equity, and acceptance. In this moment, we should focus on education and action at an individual and collective level.
Our heritage area coalition is committed to sharing the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans within our area and will continue our focus on social justice through the work of our Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
We are currently researching grants and funding resources to assist us in making our materials and website accessible in Spanish. It is all part of our commitment to examining all our Heritage Area work with an equity lense.
We wish everyone the absolute best during this special month and encourage everyone to play a part in continuing to build a culture of belonging in our heritage area and beyond.