Honoring Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month in Seattle

By: Corinne Lumens Posted: 09/30/2019

In and around Seattle, there are many ways you can celebrate Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month

Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 to October 15, first began as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and was expanded in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

There are many ways you can celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latinx people with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here are some suggestions:

Support Latinx-owned businesses

• Search for local, Latinx-owned businesses - you can start with Intentionalist's guide and their full directory

• Follow ShopLatinx on Instagram to see featured Latinx-centered e-commerce businesses 

Learn about Latinx (Hispanic) culture and history in our region 

• See Chamber member Visit Seattle's guide to Seattle's Latino Cultural Heritage

Support Latinx (Hispanic) nonprofits

• Local organizations include:
El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races)
Casa Latina
Latino Community Fund of Washington State

• National organizations include:
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Institute

Celebrate Latinx (Hispanic) literature and media

• Books:
Books to Read for Hispanic Heritage Month
8 Books to Read for National Hispanic Heritage Month
15 Great New Books by Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month
15 Picture Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

• Movies:
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with PBS
15 Movies and TV Shows That Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Culture