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File #: 21044    Version: 0 Name: courtesy - National Hispanic Heritage Month
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/15/2022 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action: 9/19/2022
Title: A RESOLUTION recognizing the achievements of the Hispanic community in Jackson County by observing September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Sponsors: Crystal Williams, Jalen Anderson, Charlie Franklin, Theresa Cass Galvin, Tony Miller, Scott Burnett, Ronald E. Finley, Dan Tarwater III, Jeanie Lauer
Indexes: COURTESY 2022, NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Attachments: 1. 21044adopted.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
A RESOLUTION recognizing the achievements of the Hispanic community in Jackson County by observing September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month.


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RESOLUTION NO. 21044, September 19, 2022

INTRODUCED BY Crystal Williams, Jalen Anderson, Charlie Franklin, Theresa Cass Galvin, Tony Miller, Scott Burnett, Ronald E. Finley, Dan Tarwater, III and Jeanie Lauer, County Legislators


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WHEREAS, each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America; and,

WHEREAS, this recognition of Hispanic heritage began under the leadership of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a month-long period, codified by Congress on August 17, 1988; and,

WHEREAS, approximately ten percent of Jackson County residents and about twenty percent of Americans are Hispanic, the fastest growing ethnic segment of society, contributing more than $1.5 trillion annually to our nation's economy; and,

WHEREAS, in Jackson County, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated through numerous festivals, activities, and events to commemorate the impact of Hispanic heritage on our community; and,


WHEREAS, celebrations in our area include the Kansas City Fiesta Hispana to be held September 16 - 18, 2022, at Barney Allis Plaza, a story time and other family activities to be held September 17, 2022, at the BlendWell Caf? in Independence, the Latino Arts Festival to be held September 24, 2022, at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, the Mattie Rhodes Center Annual D?a de los Muertos event to be held October 7, 2022, the Guadalupe Center's Blanco y Negro fundraising gala to be held October 8, 2022, at Union Station, and the YL...

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