In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, join our office in celebrating the contributions and rich history of our Hispanic, Latinx, Latino/a community. This month — which runs from September 15 to October 15 — marks the importance of representation within the School of Foreign Service. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the month honors “the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.”
As we recognize the Hispanic members of our community, we reaffirm our commitment towards greater equity and inclusion for all in the SFS community. We urge our students, faculty and staff to take these next few weeks to recognize and honor the respective cultures and history of Spanish-speaking populations.
We pay tribute to you all — students, staff, and faculty alike — for your contribution and efforts.
We invite our community to check out the many activities taking place around the nation in commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, support local Latinx-owned businesses and celebrate the many contributions Hispanic people have made to this country.
We would also like to highlight a few stories that have covered some of the achievements and laudable efforts made by a few of our SFS Hispanic community members.