Hispanic Heritage Month Committee

KJVI Community Matters
Duration: 25.52
Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Guest: Del Velasquez, President
 Air Dates: September 12, 2020, 8am; September 13, 2020, 8 p.m.
Velasquez talks about the newly formed Hispanic Heritage Month Committee and their goal to build a Hispanic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center in San Angelo. The San Angelo population is more than 42% Hispanic, much of which is Mexican. Events during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th through October 15th) will include a celebration of Diez y Seis – September 16th, Mexico Independence Day, as well as a full weekend Virtual ‘Dia de los Muertos’ celebration. Additionally, in keeping with CDC guidelines, the Committee has received a grant to purchase masks for elementary school children that will be donated free, with a focus on schools in largely Hispanic populated neighborhoods. Ultimately, the Committee is looking to build a bridge between cultures, teach the history of San Angelo, and bring all members of the community together.
About author