Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 16. The 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month national theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. The theme is to encourage all voices to be represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation.Sergio González, an assistant professor of Latinx Studies at Marquette University explained the importance of understanding the diversity and multiplicity of Hispanics, Latinos and Latinx people. “Historically, the Latinx population in Wisconsin has been dominated by Mexican descent people but we have a lot of different communities here that bring a diversity of experience to how we understand what it means to be Latino in Wisconsin,” said González. “The population is becoming much more native-born so it’s not so much an immigrant population is much more of a migrant or native-born population.”.The national observation began 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 September 15.During Hispanic Heritage Month, WISN 12 News will be sharing Wisconsin stories recognizing the contributions of the Hispanic and Latino communities.You will be able to watch all the stories right here.

Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 16.

The 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month national theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. The theme is to encourage all voices to be represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation.

Sergio González, an assistant professor of Latinx Studies at Marquette University explained the importance of understanding the diversity and multiplicity of Hispanics, Latinos and Latinx people.

“Historically, the Latinx population in Wisconsin has been dominated by Mexican descent people but we have a lot of different communities here that bring a diversity of experience to how we understand what it means to be Latino in Wisconsin,” said González. “The population is becoming much more native-born so it’s not so much an immigrant population is much more of a migrant or native-born population.”.

The national observation began 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 September 15.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, WISN 12 News will be sharing Wisconsin stories recognizing the contributions of the Hispanic and Latino communities.

You will be able to watch all the stories right here.

This News is Published from Google Alert – Hispanic Heritage Month.

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