From the Desk of Dean Nina Heller
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. [Source]
Tune in to UConn School of Social Work's Facebook page on Wednesday, September 16th at 6 PM! Join us for an affair with Ocho Cafe as we prepare pico de gallo, guacamole, and ceviche. It's a celebration!
Register to receieve an update following the event. Come, and celebrate with us!
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Continuing Education Credits
Participants wishing to earn CECs must attend the full program as we do not prorate CECs for partial attendance. Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive an email from SSWCE@uconn.edu inviting you to apply for CECs and pay the $15 administrative recording fee. You must use the same first name, last name and email address when you register for the program and apply for CECs.
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