Massachusetts Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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(Caption: Participants at the Partners in Transportation Hispanic Month Celebration. Photo Courtesy of Jerry Kelleher, Mass DOT)

Massachusetts is celebrating its 27th annual Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15, 2015.

This year’s celebrations kicked off on September 14 with an event at the Massachusetts Transportation Building hosted by the Partners in Transportation. Pablo Calderon, Community Outreach Specialist for MassDOT and MBTA, presented a Community Recognition Award to the Veronica Robles Cultural Center in East Boston, which also provided the entertainment in the form of a traditional dance. Jose Masso, Director of Community Relations at Massport and well know radio host of Con Salsa, was the keynote speaker.

Other events taking place across the Commonwealth include:

September 29
Panel Discussion on the Voting Rights Act and its implication on Latinos, with special guest Daniel Hernandez Joseph, NE Consulate General of Mexico. Federal Reserve Bank, Boston. Hosted by Get Konnected.

October 7
Entrepreneurship for All/Emprendimiento para Todos presents Hispanic Month Heritage celebration, featuring Juan Vega, Assistant Secretary for Communities and Programs at EOHED. The Relief’s Inn, Lawrence.

October 8
Hanscom Airforce Base in Bedford is celebrating Hispanic Americans: Energizing our Nation’s Divisity all month. On October 8 there is a food tasting event at the Base Chapel, open to the Hanscom community.

October 9
El Mundo Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast, featuring Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Revere Hotel, Boston

October 9
The Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival features top Latin musicians for a night of music, culture and celebration. War Memorial Auditorium, Holyoke.

October 14
Elms College in Chicopee features presentation by Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, CEO, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts.

Find out more about National Hispanic Heritage Month.

For more information on immigrant communities in Massachusetts, visit the Office of Refugees and Immigrants.