Video of the celebration is also available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
“Celebrando Nuestra Hispanidad: A Conversation with Latino Leaders,” a virtual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, took place Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.
Hosted by NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer J. Philippe Abraham, head of the statewide union's Many Threads, One Fabric social justice initiative, the event features welcoming remarks from NYSUT President Andy Pallotta and a panel discussion with New York State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa and American Federation of Teachers Executive Vice President Evelyn DeJesus.
Other highlights include award presentations to Rosa; Yanira Merino, president of the Labor Council of Latin American Advancement; and Migdalia “Micky” Jimenez, regional director for Capital District Latinos. Student performances are also included.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Video: NYSUT Members Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
New Poster Honors Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa
NYSUT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 with a new poster honoring Maria Hinojosa, the longtime host and executive producer of Latino USA, the longest running national Latino news and cultural public radio program. The Mexican-born Hinojosa is also the founder, president and CEO of Futuro Media Group, which produces the show.
Download or order the poster at nysut.org/publications. Limited quantities are free to NYSUT members.