Join in the month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month activities hosted by the Multnomah County Health Department, Bienestar de la Familia, and the county Employees of Color (EOC).
Latin Americans Documentary Brown Bag
The annual reading of the Proclamation will feature a presentation by county STRYVE program participants, folkloric dancing, and light refreshments. It will take place on October 8th, 10:30 – 12:30 pm – Multnomah building.
My Lating American Story
Culminating the month will be presentations by county employees sharing their stories on October 15 – 12-1pm – Lincoln Building.
Keynote Speaker: Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio
And a featured keynote address by Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director of Health Equity at Families where her focus is on expanding and strengthening Families USA’s ability to enhance and elevate health care advocacy and activism in communities of color across the nation- October 16th – 8:30 – 10:30 am – Multnomah Building.
All events are free and open to the public.
September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. All declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively.
Hispanic Heritage Month also celebrates the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America.