Fort Worth ISD joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15.
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the rich history, culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans, who are descendants of individuals from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The observance originated in 1968 as a weeklong celebration and expanded into a 30-day commemoration in 1988, according to hispanicheritagemonth.gov.
Banners and a display celebrating the significant Hispanic contributions and influences of local and national figures are being placed at the Board of Education Complex on Shotts Street in commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Board will acknowledge Hispanic Heritage Month at its September 22 meeting, which is also slated to include a special FWISD Wall of Fame announcement.
Throughout the month, the District and its schools are sharing grade-level books, activities, information about national leaders and local history on its social media pages in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Also this month, the City of Fort Worth is presenting a series of online discussions and programming to celebrate Hispanic identities, art and heritage with local influencers. The programming is being presented by the Fort Worth Public Library, the Diversity and Inclusion Department and the Hispanic Heritage Employee Committee. Click herefor more details.