Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) starts on Sept. 15, the anniversary of the Cry of Dolores that began the Mexican War of Independence, and runs until Oct. 15. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18 respectively.
The month celebrates Hispanic Americans and their influences and contributions, ranging from culture to achievements. Beginning as “Hispanic Heritage Week” in 1968, it moved to a month-long commemoration in 1989.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorite resources and guidance to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, from Hispanic American leaders to ways HR can celebrate and recognize the achievements of Hispanic Americans this month.
Hispanic Heritage Month resources
- Society of Hispanic Human Resources Professionals (SHHRP)
- Smithsonian Learning Lab’s top eight reasons to celebrate HHM
- National Archives Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
- Forbes’ article on three ways HR can commemorate HHM
- Workshied’s guide to promoting D&I during HHM
Incredible Latina HR leaders to follow
Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, VP of DE&I, Social Impact, and Sustainability at Justworks
Taina Brown, DEI Consultant at The Rise Journey
Lizette Ojeda, Diversity, Leadership & Well-Being Speaker
Vanessa Duran, Employee Relations Specialist at Equinox