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Hh month 2010

  1. 1. Heritage, Diversity, Integrity & Honor: The Renewed Hope of America
  2. 2. Hispanic-Latino Ethnic & Cultural Groups Map Courtesy of University of Florida Central Mexico America South AmericaPuerto Rico Cuba Dominican Republic *United States not considered a point of origin for Hispanic-Latino groups
  3. 3. Hispanic Heritage Month: 2010Begins September 15th and continues through October 15th Why?Within this time frame, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico honor their Independence DayEl Dia de la Raza is on October 12th, celebrating Latin American Identity
  4. 4. CulturePhotos courtesy of Fort Hood Sentinel, Baylor University, Travel Guide, Vance AFB, Bulldog Blog
  5. 5. Influential On and Off the Big Screen George Lopez, Comedian, Mexican-American Made an appearance at the Kid’s Inaugural: We are the Future  Participated alongside other celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Jamie Foxx in addition to the hosts - Michelle Obama and Jill Biden  The event called for children to become more involved by volunteering at shelters, writing letters to the troops or assisting the elderly For more information, see Lopez’s page at biography.com, Time Magazine Online, and wikipedia; Photo courtesy of wikipedia
  6. 6. In Sports Arturo Moreno, CEO and Owner of Anaheim Angels MLB Team, Mexican-American First Latino team owner of a major U.S. sport Changed the “rules of the game” Photo courtesy of Time Magazine by lowering ticket and concession prices without pinching pennies elsewhere Signed the best free agent and made fans smile when the team made it to the 2004 playoffs As far as the future goes, Moreno reported to Time Magazine:  "A lot of people talk about getting to
  7. 7. In Politics and Such Anthony Romero, Executive Director, Puerto Rican-American The first Hispanic executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union Charged with bringing the Union into Photo courtesy of Time Magazine the 21st Century Said to Times Magazine in an interview: “We bring who we are to our job. When youve seen prejudice, you understand that we arent finished, that were still perfecting this American experiment.”
  8. 8. In Education, Literature Sandra Cisneros, Author, Mexican-American Cisneros has taught and counseled high- school dropouts Her book, The House on Mango Street, won the “Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award” and is a required reading for middle school children as well as high school and university students Her books have been translated into more than 10 languages Photo courtesy of LaPrensaToledo.com Cisneros – president and founder of the Macondo Foundation – says the foundation “seeks to advance creativity, foster generosity and honor our communities”
  9. 9. Military Spotlight For the full article, LCDR Raul Castaneda, see Hispanic Times Magazine, U.S. Navy December, 1996 Education  A.S. – Digital Electronics  During this, he devised the 12/12/5  B.S. – Industrial Technology plan (adopted by the Secretary of  M.B.A. – Human Resource the Navy) which calls for the Management systematic increase in officers of Attended Aviation Officer Hispanic, African American, Asian Candidate School where he earned Pacific Islanders, and Native his wings of gold and became a Americans Naval Flight Officer  Became the President of the After many accomplishments and Association of Naval Services awards, LCDR Castaneda was Officers and established its mission assigned as the Navy Recruiting to seek out qualified minorities to Command in Washington, D.C., as enter officer programs the Deputy for Minority Affairs
  10. 10. Famous Hispanic/Latinos in the Military
  11. 11. Famous Hispanic/Latinos in the Military Richard E. Cavazos Became the U.S. Army’s first Hispanic four-star general in 1982 David G. Farragut Became the first U.S. naval officer to ever be awarded admiral  Know for saying, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” during his Civil War Victory at Mobile Bay (infoplease.com) Manuel J. Fernandez, Jr. Flew 125 combat missions in the Korean War
  12. 12. Holidays Celebrated in the U.S. Though there are many Hispanic and Latino holidays such as El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead in Mexico), Semana Santa (Holy Week), Dia del Amor y Amistad (Valentine’s Day), Americans tend to know two:  Cinco de Mayo and Carnival
  13. 13. Cinco de Mayo – Not Mexico’s Independence Day  Marks the victory of the Mexican militia over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 which established a sense of national unity  The victory was short lived as Napoleon III sent more troops and established Archduke Maximilian of Austria as ruler of Mexico  With the U.S. Civil War over, the U.S. was able to assist Mexico with political and military assistance which helped to expel the French and their appointed ruler Photos courtesy of wikipedia
  14. 14. Carnival – The annual celebration of life (also known as Mardi Gras)  Influenced and celebrated by a variety of cultures and nations  Is an annual celebration of life and marks the beginning of a new season Can be found throughout the Caribbean and many major U.S. cities Photos courtesy of wikipedia
  15. 15. Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month Presentation Prepared by Stephanie I. Turner, M.S. on behalf of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Patrick Air Force Base, Florida August 2010 All photographs are public domain and are from various sources as cited. Opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and should not be construed to represent the official position of DEOMI, the U.S. Military services, or the Department of Defense.

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