Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
The Long Beach Unified School District is celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with resources and cultural awareness events that honor the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Earlier in September, the LBUSD Office of Curriculum and Professional Development provided a variety of Hispanic/Latinx resources for school administrators to share with teachers. The resources facilitate cross-cultural learning opportunities at all grade levels.
Approximately 59% of LBUSD students are Hispanic/Latinx.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in the United States. The dates coincide with the celebrations of Independence Day for many Latin American countries throughout mid-September and Dia de la Raza in Mexico, also known as Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12.
LBUSD celebrates cultural heritage months throughout each school year to recognize the histories and contributions of historically marginalized identities in the nation. These efforts align with the District’s goals of promoting student academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness in support of LBUSD’s Excellence and Equity policy.
Learn more about Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month at www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.
Additional resources also can be accessed by clicking on the following links:
- Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month In Long Beach
- Hispanic, Latino, & Chicano: What’s the Difference?
- Unmaking “Hispanic”: Teaching the Creation of Hispanic Identity
- Key Facts about US Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month
- Latino/Hispanic LGBTQ Heroes (including former Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia)
- A Latinx Resource Guide: Civil Rights Cases and Events in the United States
- All School News
- District News
- Featured Slide