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Hispanic Heritage: Introduction

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

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Celebrate Hispanic and Latin American history and culture with VGCC by playing the Hispanic Heritage Month Puzzle. To play, click the picture or link, then follow the instructions to decipher a keyword you can use to enter a drawing for fabulous prizes! Learn something for a chance to win. What's not to love?!

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Americans

Who is Hispanic?

This is a complicated question, and many different people have many different answers to it. The U.S. Census uses the terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" to refer to a specific group of people; someone who identifies as  Hispanic or Latino is "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."

Source: “About the Hispanic Population and It's Origin.” United States Census Bureau, 22 Apr. 2020, Accessed 9/28/2020.

The following resources discuss the terms Hispanic, Latino, Latina, and Latinx, and the often complicated discussions to define what they mean.

Activities for 2021

Local Events

Events Elsewhere

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