September 15 - October 15: Obama Administration Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Focused on Renewing the American Dream
WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15ththrough October 15thwith the participation of the President, the First Lady, the Vice President and the Second Lady of the United States, along with members of the Cabinet, Senior Administration officials and community partners at conferences, events, and through online features showcasing the impact Hispanics have had on our national life.
Numbering more than 50 million on the mainland and another 4 million in Puerto Rico, Hispanics are no longer found in a handful of states but all across America, according to the latest census numbers. As the largest and fastest growing minority group in America, the Hispanic community’s ability to thrive is vital to the future of our nation and is critical to our out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building the rest of the world.In this spirit, the theme of Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 will be “Renewing the American Dream,” and will feature a weekly focus on key issue areas including jobs and the economy, healthy communities and healthy families, an education for the 21stcentury, and celebrating the heritage and contributions of Hispanics to the fabric of America.
In addition to officials leading events and participating in conferences, the White House will feature Hispanics from throughout the Administration who are contributing to the President’s vision for winning the future in a daily blog post on “Renewing the American Dream” at http://www.whitehouse.gov/hispanic. On select White House tours, there will also be brochures on the work of the Administration and the Hispanic community and photographs showcasing the same theme.
For a recent report on the President’s agenda and the Hispanic community, please click HERE.
Please see below for a list of upcoming events. Updated advisories will be issued throughout the month.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Renewing the American Dream
Kick Off Week, 9/12-9/16
Week of 9/19-9-23: Renewing the American Dream for Our Prosperity – A focus on jobs and the economy.
Week of 9/26-9/30: Renewing the American Dream for Our Well-Being – A focus on healthy families and healthy communities
Week of 10/3 – 10/7: Renewing the American Dream for Our Future – A focus on renewing our nation’s education system for the 21stcentury
Week of 10/10-10/14: Renewing the American Dream for Our Contributions – A focus oncelebrating Hispanic heritage and contributions
Additional information on specific events for each week will be released throughout the month.