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History Happy Hour: Hispanic Heritage Month
October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
September 15 – October 16 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Its observation began in 1968 to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Hispanic and Latino Idahoans have and continue to play an integral role in the success of the state. On September 15th 2020, during Governor Brad Little’s proclamation for Hispanic Heritage Month, Margie Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, said, “Idaho’s Hispanic population represents a rich source of knowledge and cultural diversity and is our largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the State of Idaho.” (Idaho Press)
Panelists J.J. Saldaña (Community Resource Development Specialist, Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs), Susie Rios ( Statewide Outreach Director, Idaho Women’s Business Center) and Maricela Rios (Joy Ignitor and Motivational Coach, Las Manas Podcast) are joining together to talk about the history, culture, and contributions, past and present, from Hispanic and Latino Idahoans. Alison Espindola (Event and Rentals Coordinator, Idaho State Museum) will moderate the discussion. If you have questions you would like to ask, you can email them to [email protected] or submit them live during the event.
Make sure to stop pick up a tasty beverage from our partners, Bitner Vineyard, beforehand. (PS- check out this link about their winery and scholarship fund for Hispanic/Latino students at the College of Idaho: https://www.bitnervineyards.com/vineyards) Then get home, get comfortable and get ready for this new History Happy Hour: Hispanic Heritage Month!
Register early for this complimentary event; space is limited to the first 100 registrants. Click the ticket link to claim your space today.