Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month! 

Interested in learning more about the rich culture and history of Latin America but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry; we’ve compiled some resources for you to begin. For those who are unfamiliar, the term Hispanic refers to people of a Spanish or Spanish speaking background, whereas Latino relates to peoples of Latin America.

Latino cultural podcast Alt.Latino is hosting NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts this month with performances by Latin artists including J Balvin. Tune in to ‘El Tiny’ to experience the rich cultural blending found in Latin music firsthand, and follow NPR’s Somos NPR special series for continued coverage throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Learn more about the growing Latino presence and cultural impact in the United States through NBC’s Suzanne Gamboa and Nicole Aceveo’s piece The new Latino landscape“, or The Library of Congress’s National Hispanic Heritage Month site for lists of events and further resources.

We hope that you enjoy and learn a bit more about Hispanic heritage this month!