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National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2021

From September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the history, contributions and culture of Hispanic-Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed by President Johnson in 1968.

The theme this year is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”

Gig is proud to operate in cities and states steeped in rich Hispanic heritage. Here are a few events and activities around you (and online) that may be of interest. Make sure to confirm time/date/fees via the links, and to follow any local health mandates for in-person events!

Seattle

MEXAM Northwest Festival
Multi-event and multi-venue festival
September 13-15

King County Library System virtual online programs
September 15 - Romance Reading Series LatinX
October 6 - Author Voices

Fiestas Patrias
September 18 - Online film livestream
September 19 - Fitness Health Fair and Vaccination Event at the Sea Mar Community Center

San Francisco Bay Area

Diego Rivera Exhibit
SFMOMA
September 9 - October 12

Mon Laferte - singer, songwriter from Chile
The Masonic
September 18
$39-$150

Latino Bands @ SF Wednesdays
Downtown San Francisco
September 29

Sacramento

Brazilian Day Sacramento Street Festival
20th Street between J and K Street
September 12

Sacramento Public Library virtual event 
Authors Uncovered: LAX to SAC Poets
September 22 

Sacramento Public Library virtual event  
Traditional Doll Making Workshop with Ramona Garcia
October 9 

Full list of Sacramento Public Library Hispanic Heritage Month events

Virtual events

Our America: Todos Unidas
ABC-owned television stations, streaming apps, Hulu
Premiering September 15 

The Latino Experience
3-part series on PBS
September 7-29

Hispanics in the Automotive Industry
October 7, 2021

Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit
October 15, 2021

*Note that Gig is not affiliated with any of the events featured in this blog.

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