October Latinx Events

There are several events being held in Hampton Roads to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15. Pretlow Library in Norfolk Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Date: 10/08/2019 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM  Location: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch111 W. Ocean View Ave.Norfolk, Virginia 23503 Learn about the culture, music, and food of Puerto Rico, Peru, Mejico, y Costa Rica.  Enjoy authentic cuisine …

Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia: A Book Review

Cover of book Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia. Collage of 5 photos from Latinx culture and title.

In the interest of Hispanic Heritage month, I picked up several books from the Jordan-Newby library in Norfolk. I recently started teaching the GED class at Maury High, and I wanted to incorporate engaging reading materials to improve students’ literacy. One of the books I picked up was Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia, by Christine Stoddard. I honestly wasn’t …

Hispanic Heritage Month

Flag map of Latin America

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the U.S., from September 15th to October 15th. Although I’ve been aware of the observation for several years, I have not done anything in particular in past years. In Hampton Roads, during festival season, we have several Latinx/Hispanic celebrations and other community cultural events throughout the year. Another reason is that a lot …