September 15 to October 15 | A national holiday celebrating the contribution of Hispanic and Latino artists, scientists, activists and human rights leaders to the United States.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for Hispanic Heritage Month. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Hispanic and Latino community activists, educators and filmmakers are featured in this selection of short films highlighting the heroism of individuals in the United States.
Erica Fernandez, a brave and passionate young activist, defends her community from corporate polluters!
The film director, Alejandro Marquez Vela , creates a riveting and poignant narrative about the immigration crisis. This film is recommended for mature audiences - it contains strong language and violence -viewer discretion advised. PASSWORD: Jose
A Mexican-American U.S. Army soldier comes back home and has a dilemma.
MY HERO Suggested Video
"Hidden Figuras: Jovita Idár" (2018) by BESE
An educator, journalist, activist and sometimes nurse, Idár is one of the most historically significant Texans that you've never heard of. And that's no surprise.
Founded by Zoe Saldana, BESE's mission is to broaden and reshape the cultural narrative by shining light on the untold stories that reflect today’s America. We respect all identities and admire the people who have the courage to say, “this is who I am.”
Stories about Hispanic/Latino Heroes
Huerta began to see the need for agricultural workers to organize for labor rights as a teacher. Many of her students were children of migrant workers.
Naya Rivera was an actress who portrayed Santana Lopez on the TV show Glee and became one of the first openly lesbian Afro-Latina characters in television history.
Julissa Arce is a Mexican immigrant and social justice advocate who cofounded the Ascend Educational Fund.
Dr. France Cordova is a renowned astrophysicist who has broken gender and cultural barriers. She is currently the director of the US National Science Foundation. [This story is also available in Spanish.]
Latinx artists commemorate their ancestry, honor social activists, and uphold multi-generational stories through art.
Rafael Lopez Art for BRAVO! POEMS ABOUT AMAZING HISPANICS
The Hispanics featured in this collection come from different backgrounds and from many different countries. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today! (Artwork displayed with permission from the artist.)
Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida was born March 1, 1939 in Havana is a Cuban composer, conductor, and guitarist.
Ana established Peruvian Hearts, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping orphans in Peru.
Dolores founded the Agriculture Workers Association to set up Voting Registration encouragements and pressed local governments for home improvements.
Carlos Juan Finlay was a prominent Cuban physician and scientist in the 20th century.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Organizer created on 9/6/2017 9:45:20 AM by Jeanne Meyers
Last edited 9/22/2020 2:46:22 PM by Xenia Shin