Family Event: Latinx Heritage Month
October 2, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In 1968, Hispanic Heritage Week was first observed under the directive of President Lyndon Johnson. Twenty years later, in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan, the week was expanded to a full month of honoring the cultures, contributions, and collective actions of people of Latinx descent. Celebrated from September 15 to October 15, the first day of this heritage month honors the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua from Spanish colonial rule on September 15, 1821.
Today, nearly one-third of Chicago’s total population is of Latinx descent and numerous Latinx neighborhoods like Pilsen, Little Village, and Humboldt Park have grown and developed over the years, starting in the early 20th century to today!
Join us at CHM as we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with fun and engaging opportunities to learn more about the many cultures and peoples of Latin America.
Free with general admission; RSVP not needed.
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