“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.
Learn more online at nysut.org/hhm2021.
Video: NYSUT Members Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
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.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2020
Thanks to all who took part in NYSUT's online Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 celebration of our culture, nuestra herencia, our diversity and our strength in conversation with Latinx leaders! You can review all of the programs on this page, or follow the links below to watch on Facebook or YouTube. Enjoy!
- Oct. 8: A Charla with Latino Leaders in Education | YouTube | Facebook
- Oct. 13: A Conversation with Latino Leaders | YouTube | Facebook
- Oct. 14: NYSUT Latinx Leadership: How do we grow from here? | | YouTube | Facebook
- Oct. 15: Many Threads, One Fabric: Exploring Privilege with Dr. Peggy McIntosh | YouTube