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Hispanic Celebration Month

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2013 SPONSORS

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a national recognition of the culture, contributions and heritage of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.

The day of September 15 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.

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.

It is a long-standing tradition at Oakland University to recognize National Hispanic Celebration Month during the month of September to celebrate the history, politics and culture of Hispanic people, locally and globally. Hispanic Celebration Month 2013 has concluded. If you are interested in being part of the planning process for Hispanic Celebration Month 2014, please contact the CMI office.

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2014 Committee

Karen Angeles
Hispanic American Leaders Organization
klangele@oakland.edu

Tifrah Akhtar
Student Program
 Board
takhtar@oakland.edu

Jeannie Autry
Global Brigades
jbautry@oakland.edu

Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo
Assistant Professor, Spanish
campoycu@oakland.edu
  Deniel Forir
Spanish Club
dforir@oakland.edu
Garrett Garcia
Centro Multicultural-Familia
Daniel Lorca
Assistant
Professor, Spanish
lorca@oakland.edu
Jean Ann Miller
Center for Student Activities
jam@oakland.edu 
Angela Milliken
Special Lecturer, Spanish
milliken@oakland.edu
Jessah Rolstone
Oakland University Student Congress
jarolsto@oakland.edu
Cecilia Saenz-Roby
Assistant Professor, Spanish
saenzrob@oakland.edu


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Below are the 2013 sponsors. 2014 sponsors will be announced in September 2014.
Center for Multicultural Initiatives Center for Student Activities
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Disability Support Services

Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO)

Oakland University Student Congress School of Nursing 

 
Oakland University Student Program Board


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