National Hispanic Heritage Month started as a week-long acknowledgment in 1968 and has grown to a month-long celebration from September 15 through October 15. These dates were selected to incorporate the independence days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. This month recognizes the legacies and contributions of individuals who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean

Extend your knowledge of the contributions of our Hispanic and Latinx colleagues through resources like this: 

  • The Library of Congress | National Hispanic Heritage Month: The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.  

  • COLEGAS aims to elevate Latina/o/x leadership to advance equity for Latina/o/x professionals and students. Their vision is to lead national, statewide, and local efforts to ensure an equitable experience for Latina/o/x students and professionals so they can thrive and accomplish their academic and professional goals in the California Community College system. 

  • Book Recommendation:  Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States by Felipe Fernández-Armesto (recommended by Boston University) 

As a College designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, it is incumbent upon us to understand and value the contributions of our students and employees who identify as Hispanic and Latino/a. Further, we need to ensure we are acting in a way that improves our service to and support of our Hispanic/Latino/a students. I encourage you to extend your knowledge and consider how you might contribute to this effort in your day-to-day work.

Yuba Community College District Resolution Honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month (August 10, 2023)

Celebrate with us by adding our Zoom background during your meetings between September 15 through October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month Zoom Background

Recommended Films/Documentaries by Yuba College (available now on YC Kanopy)

  • Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America
  • 500 years
  • The immigration paradox

Recommended Books by Yuba College (available for check-out at YC Marysville Library)

  • “We are not from here” by Jenny Torres Sanchez 
  • I am not your perfect Mexican daughter” by Erika L. Sanchez 

Basic Needs Center: Providing some Family Meal options with recipes and ingredients and spices with a Latin touch, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  More information coming soon!

Printable September Activities

Activities coordinated through the Identity and Engagement Center planned with Alejandra Barnes, Eliliana Becerra, Ruth Catalan, Carlos Gamez, Marc Flacks, Nazia Mostafa, Cris Sanchez, Omar Sanchez, and Anabel Toche

September 27: Zoom Link