Thursday, September 1, 2022
September is here, so we will soon be saying goodbye to summer. In our work, we tend to kick up our heels a little when fall arrives, and there is no better holiday to lead us closer to fall than Labor Day.
Labor Day goes back 141 years. Looking back at the first Labor Day Parade on September 5, 1882, in New York City, 10,000 union workers joined in solidarity for fair wages, safe workplaces, and better working conditions. These workers ranged from Bricklayers, Carpenters, and Masons to Clothing, Shoemakers, and Jewelry Makers Unions.
Workers have helped build this country, and we recognize the labor movement’s impact on the quality of our workplace. We celebrate the workers in us all, building upon the proud legacy of the U.S worker and the contributions that help build the strength of America and our lives.
September 8 is International Literacy Day. It is a day to raise awareness about global literacy needs and celebrate literacy achievements.
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29 and for every suicide that results in death, there are as many as 40 attempted suicides.
September 16 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is always on the third Friday in September, in observance of our prisoners of war and those missing in action. We honor those who served and sacrificed for our country and on this day is also pay tribute to their loved ones and their loss, vowing they will not be forgotten.
September 17 is Constitution Day, also known as Constitution and Citizenship Day, This day celebrates Americas immigrants who have come from all over the world and became US citizen. We all come from a lineage of immigrants, all having come here seeking a better life, and in turn, have contributed to the culture, diversity, prosperity, and economic strength of this country.
September 18 is U.S. Air Force Day. This year marks its 75th birthday and on this day in 1947, President Truman passed the National Security Act. USAF provides air service for our military and one of the five branches of our armed forces
September 25 at sunset until nightfall on the 27th is Rosh Hashanah, which is the beginning of the Jewish New Year. It is also known as The Feast of Trumpets, the beginning of ten days of repentance, dedication to God, and is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
This month-long celebration was chosen to begin on September 15th because it is the anniversary of the Cry of Dolores, marking the start of the Mexican War of Independence. Twelve years later, in 1821, The New Spain Colony (now Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua) gained their independence from Spain.
We celebrate and honor all the richness Hispanic and Latin Americans heritage and their contributions to our culture and our lives. Here are a few ways that were shared with us how we might honor National Hispanic Heritage Month across the country, wherever we are.
September 11 – Chicago
26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade
September 15 – Philadelphia
Race, Identity, and History of Latinos in the United States
Temple University CHAT Lounge; 10th Floor Gladfelter Hall
(First of a series of presentations and discussions)
Hispanic Heritage Month | Temple University College of Liberal Arts
September 16 – Miami
Afro-Colombian band Grupo Barrio Abajo, Fabi World Music, DJ Ephniko Selector
Normandy Fountain 7802 Rue Vendome, Miami Beach 6-9pm
Miami Beach Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month – City of Miami Beach
September 22 – Dallas
Venezuela music duo Servando Y Florentino live
Majestic Theatre on 1925 Elm St in Dallas, TX 75201
Servando Y Florentino Live At Majestic Theatre
September 23 – Boston
Una Noche de Milagros para Niños (A Night of Miracles for Children)
The Westin Boston Seaport District | 6:30 pm Boston Children’s Hospital
September 23 – Philadelphia
Philadelphia Latin Book Fair
Philadelphia Love Park
September 24 – Los Angeles
Los Angeles Platica Y Prueba: “THE (DE)COLONIZATION OF MESOAMERICAN FOODS AND FOODWAYS.”
555 N. Spring St. LA Plaza Cocina – A LA Plaza Mexican Culinary Museum
September 25 – Philadelphia
Puerto Rican Day Parade, 12-3pm Puerto Rican Day Parade – Concilio (elconcilio.net)
16th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards
PBS stations and will stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video app. Hispanic Heritage Foundation announces the 35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards – Hispanic Heritage Foundation
October 1 – Dallas
Hispanic Heritage Festival 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Festival
2022 Martin Luther King Blvd. Dallas
October 15 – Charlotte
Hola Charlotte Festival
12:00-6:00pm Uptown Charlotte/Tryon St.
Celebrating Latin Culture All Year Long
Latin Quarter Cultural District
Jamaica Plain’s Hyde/Jackson Square
Support Hispanic Owned Businesses
National Museum of the American Latino
National Mall at 1300 Constitution Avenue
National Museum of Mexican
1852 W 19th Street Chicago
Freedom Tower—American Latino Heritage: A Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary (nps.gov) 600 Biscayne Blvd.
The Hispanic Society of America
613 W 155th St, New York, NY 64E4 Cultural Center and TheatreTeatro Círculo – Latin bilingual theater in New York City
Esperanza Esperanza Arts Center
4261 North 5th Street
There are many ways to celebrate and support National Hispanic Heritage Month. If you have any events in your area and people you would like to mention for National Hispanic Heritage Month, please let us know and we will be happy to share!
Chaddrian, Charlotte, and Rhonda
APFA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee