Hispanic Heritage Month September 2008
Hispanic Heritage Month <ul><li>Table of Contents: </li></ul><ul><li>Slides 3 - 4:  Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Slides ...
Hispanic Heritage Month <ul><li>In 1968, Congress first designated the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hisp...
Hispanic Heritage Month <ul><li>This week was chosen because of two historical events:  Independence Day (September 15), w...
NOTABLE HISPANIC WOMEN <ul><li>Aida Alvarez – b. 1950 -Cabinet Official:  Aida Alvarez is the first Hispanic woman to head...
NOTABLE HISPANIC WOMEN <ul><li>Rosemary Casals – b. 1948 -American Tennis player – during a tennis career that spanned mor...
NOTABLE HISPANIC WOMEN <ul><li>Rebecca Lobo – b. 1973 – Basketball Player – As a member of the U.S. women’s Basketball tea...
Hispanic Americans by the Numbers <ul><li>44.3 million – the estimated Hispanic population of the U.S. as of 7/1/06, makin...
Hispanic Americans by the Numbers <ul><li>3 rd  – Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 200...
2008 OLYMPICS MEDAL COUNT <ul><li>2008 Olympic Medal Count for Hispanic Countries: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gold ...
H ispanic Programs <ul><li>Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) – founded in 1975, HSF is the nation’s leading organization sup...
Miss Universe Pageant Statistics <ul><li>In the past 50 years of the pageant, 20 of the winners have been Latinas, with Ve...
Spanish Proverbs & Sayings Proverbios y Refranes <ul><li>A beber y a tragar, que el mundo se va a acabar. </li></ul><ul><u...
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Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 08

  1. 1. Hispanic Heritage Month September 2008
  2. 2. Hispanic Heritage Month <ul><li>Table of Contents: </li></ul><ul><li>Slides 3 - 4: Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Slides 5- 7: Notable Hispanic Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Slides 8 - 9: Hispanics Americans by the Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10: 2008 Olympic Medal Count </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11: Hispanic Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 12: Miss Universe Pageant </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hispanic Heritage Month <ul><li>In 1968, Congress first designated the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hispanic Heritage Month <ul><li>This week was chosen because of two historical events: Independence Day (September 15), which celebrates the formal signing of the Act of Independence of Central America in 1821; and Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16), which commemorates the beginning of the struggle against Spanish control in 1810. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a full 31-day period beginning September 15 th . </li></ul>
  5. 5. NOTABLE HISPANIC WOMEN <ul><li>Aida Alvarez – b. 1950 -Cabinet Official: Aida Alvarez is the first Hispanic woman to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the first person of Puerto Rican descent to hold a Cabinet-level post in the U.S. government . </li></ul><ul><li>Isabel Allende – b. 1942 -Novelist: Born in Lima, Peru, her father was a Chilean diplomat . After the overthrow and assassination in 1973 of her uncle, President of Chile, Isabel and her family left for safety in Venezuela. It was in her exile that she began to write “The House of Spirits”, her first novel, which was based on her own family and the politics of Chile. </li></ul>
  6. 6. NOTABLE HISPANIC WOMEN <ul><li>Rosemary Casals – b. 1948 -American Tennis player – during a tennis career that spanned more than two decades, she won more than 90 tournaments and worked for the betterment of women’s tennis. </li></ul><ul><li>Frances Anne Cordova –b. 1947 – Physicist – From 1993 -1996, Cordova worked as the chief scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the youngest person ever to hold that post. She now serves as the vice chancellor for research at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). </li></ul>
  7. 7. NOTABLE HISPANIC WOMEN <ul><li>Rebecca Lobo – b. 1973 – Basketball Player – As a member of the U.S. women’s Basketball team sent to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Lobo helped the squad win the gold medal. </li></ul><ul><li>Cecilia Munoz – b. 1962 – Politician – Whether fighting immigration legislation or testifying before Congress, Cecilia Munoz has been a prominent voice on behalf of Hispanic American rights. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hispanic Americans by the Numbers <ul><li>44.3 million – the estimated Hispanic population of the U.S. as of 7/1/06, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. </li></ul><ul><li>48% - the percentage of Hispanic-origin population that lives in California or Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>102.6 million - the projected Hispanic population of the U.S. as of July 1, 2050 . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hispanic Americans by the Numbers <ul><li>3 rd – Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>3.1 million – the number of Hispanics 18 and older who had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2006, up from 1.4 million a decade earlier. </li></ul><ul><li>7.6 million – the number of Hispanic citizens who reported voting in the 2004 presidential election. </li></ul><ul><li>1.1 million – the number of Hispanic veterans of the U.S. armed forces. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2008 OLYMPICS MEDAL COUNT <ul><li>2008 Olympic Medal Count for Hispanic Countries: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gold Silver Bronze Total </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cuba 2 11 11 24 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spain 5 10 3 18 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil 3 4 8 15 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Argentina 2 0 4 6 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico 2 0 1 3 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dominican Rep 1 1 0 2 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portugal 1 1 0 2 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colombia 0 1 1 2 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Panama 1 0 0 1 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chile 0 1 0 1 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ecuador 0 1 0 1 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Venezuela 0 0 1 1 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. H ispanic Programs <ul><li>Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) – founded in 1975, HSF is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. </li></ul><ul><li>The Committee for Hispanic Children & Families (CHCF) – was created in 1982 to be a voice for the Latino community at the local, state & national level; and to develop programs that addressed the needs of Latino children & their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic Federation (HF) – established in 1990, HF is a service-oriented membership organization that works with over 90 Latino health and human services agencies to promote the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community </li></ul>
  12. 12. Miss Universe Pageant Statistics <ul><li>In the past 50 years of the pageant, 20 of the winners have been Latinas, with Venezuela and Puerto Rico tied for the most titles of 5 each. This year’s winner, Dayana Mendoza is from Venezuela and 4 of the 5 finalists this year were Latinas. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Spanish Proverbs & Sayings Proverbios y Refranes <ul><li>A beber y a tragar, que el mundo se va a acabar. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat, drink and be merry (for tomorrow we die) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A donde el corazon se inclina, el pie camina. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home is where the heart is. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A la occasion la pintan calva </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to strike while the iron is hot. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A quien cuida la peseta nunca le falta un duro. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves. </li></ul></ul>

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