September/October 2019 Issue
September 14, 2019

NYSUT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with free Marìa Teresa Kumar poster

Source: NYSUT United
Marìa Teresa Kumar

NYSUT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15–Oct. 15, with a new poster honoring Marìa Teresa Kumar, the founding president and CEO of Voto Latino.

Voto Latino is responsible for registering and influencing millions of Latino voters through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns. The organization weighs in on important issues including immigration and citizenship, health care and social justice. An Emmy-nominated MSNBC contributor and former host of “Changing America,” Kumar is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader who serves on the national boards of Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List and the Latino Leaders Network, and is a frequent guest analyst on NPR and PBS. She is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School and the University of California at Davis.

NYSUT is proud to partner with the Hispanic community to ensure a quality education and future for all students.

To download or order English-language and Spanish-language versions of the Kumar poster, visit

Limited quantities are free for NYSUT members and leaders.

'Share My Lesson' offers Hispanic Heritage Month lesson plans

Also available help educators commemorate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout the month is the American Federation of Teacher’s Share My Lesson website, offering a curated collection of teacher-created lesson plans and other classroom materials. Resources are available for pre-K–12 classrooms.

Check out the AFT's Share My Lesson resources at:

Marìa Teresa Kumar