National Hispanic American Heritage Month

September 15, 2014 – October 15, 2014


National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans external link icon to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson external link icon and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan external link icon in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law external link icon100-402external link icon


The purpose of celebrating Hispanic Heritage is to promote friendly awareness of the Hispanic historical and cultural presence from a positive perspective.

  • Hispanics are under-represented in all areas of U.S. media.
  • Hispanics are a diverse group, made up of many sub-groups, complicating identity.
  • Hispanic contributions to the development of the United States are little known.
  • Hispanics will soon be the largest minority group in the United States.
  • Racism is detrimental to the well-being of the United States.
  • Promotion of outstanding Hispanics serves to break down negative stereotypes.
  • Non-Hispanics and Hispanics will benefit by increased respect.

Food/ Alimentos

Local Lunch 10% Discount:
Havana’s Pilon Cuban Restaurant
143 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 527-2878
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30am-8:30pm
Closed on Sunday

Lunch 10% Discount:
Arepa Salsa Restaurant
662 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 433-9980
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm
Closed on Sunday


Commemorative Month
Movie Viewing Schedule
September-Hispanic Heritage
Movie: Latinos in America
Date/Time: September 18, 2014
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
& September 30, 2014

Pop Quiz Time!!!

Take these online quizzes to test your knowledge and see what you have learned throughout the month!

Celebrating UTHSC Employees!/Celebrando Empleados!

Emilita Marin, MS Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration College of Health Professions
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Franklin Garcia-Godoy, DDS, MS, PhD, PhD Senior Executive Associate Dean for Research
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Emmanuel Villa, MS Data Architect for Biomedical Informatics
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Paul Juarez, PhD Co-founding Director of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, & the Exposome and Professor, Preventive Medicine
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Luisa Ramirez de Lynch, PT, DPT Physical Therapist
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