A Message from the Strategist
Why Understanding Intersectionality Is Critical
Please join the Hispanic and Latino community in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Our diversity is our strength, and our contributions to the culture, the economy, and the future of our nation cannot be denied. We are a varied community, from many different areas and climates. We speak different dialects and have different traditions.
We represent one of the fastest growing populations in America, with about 62 million of us living here. With roots in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, Europe, and North America, we have a diversity that is so robust. Our diversity is one of our strengths.
I encourage you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, throughout the year and beyond. “We call on citizens of this nation from all walks of life to look around and welcome new voices to the table. This will help us build stronger communities and in turn, a stronger nation” (Soarez, 2022).
Patricia Sauceda Kramer
Principal Strategist, Hispanic Portfolio
Hispanics/Latinos - Research and data from the Pew Research Center
Join Amigos de ACF to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 12PM EST
Amigos de ACF will host a webinar on Hispanic/Latino children, youth, and families. The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families will present on the diversity of the Hispanic community across the country, strengths and assets of Hispanic children, youth, and families, and culturally responsive practices for serving the Hispanic/Latino population in social services.
Joy Postell, NIH’s Women’s Portfolio Strategist, sat down to have a conversation with Dr. Anna María Nápoles, Ph.D., M.P.H. In this exclusive first-look interview, Dr. Nápoles shares her unique perspective as a woman in science and the NIH’s first Latina Scientific Director.
Discussed in this interview:
- Motivating setbacks
- Debunking myths
- "Truths I know for sure"
- Mentorship and leadership
- Her research and why it is important
- Personal and professional vision for the future
The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM) today announced the poster selection to accompany the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month national theme: Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Both the theme and poster reinforce the need to ensure diverse voices and perspectives are welcomed in decision-making processes, thereby helping to build stronger communities and a stronger Nation. NCHEPM members, Federal agency partners, Employee Resource Groups and members of the general public selected the theme through a substantive voting process.
EDI’s Hero Image incorporates the winning poster, submitted by Ms. Irene Matos Chan, a senior Information Technology manager in the Square Tech Computer Repair & Training Center for the Castle Square Tenants Organization.
Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries and territories: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
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