(By Tommy Diaz, Healthy People and Communities Program Manager)
With Hispanic Heritage Month in the rear view mirror, we at NCAP have important updates and lots of work to do regarding our Latine-serving programs.
Starting in October, our first Spanish-language Radio Show kicked off in partnership with Radio La Ley (96.1 FM). Raíces Resilientes: Voces del Campo (Resilient Roots: Rural voices) will be airing every Tuesday at noon. Ana Elisa Wilson and Tommy Diaz will be co-hosting this space where we will amplify our voice and our partners, and their good work in service of hispanic communities. Watch/Listen every Tuesday at Radio La Ley's Facebook page.
During a month that brings the change of seasons, we celebrate and acknowledge all people of color, especially the Hispanic community. Hispanic people have been making this land their home for centuries and are a vital part of the ever diversifying intercultural exchange that is this nation. This month-long celebration has its origins in the mid-20th century to stand as a testament to the enormous contributions of Latinx communities across the US.
Here at NCAP, we celebrate Latinx culture and their contributions through our Latine-serving programs. We appreciate all the attention we have generated around our workshops and outreach in Southwest Washington and Central and Eastern Oregon. Below are photos from recent outreach events organized by Ana Elisa Wilson ([email protected]) in Morrow & Umatilla, OR. If you’re a member of the Hispanic community, we encourage you to get involved with our programs and reach out. We hope to continue to meet, talk and build community through our Spanish programming. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month everyone!