09 October 2020 02:37
Alumni Profile To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, several alumni were invited by the Brandeis Alumni Association to reflect on the inspiration they have drawn from their Latinx heritage in their life's work, and how their Brandeis experience helped shape their paths. Aileen (Walborsky) Josephs '86 is an immigration attorney in Palm Beach County, Florida, who has been recognized for her defense of immigrants' civil and human rights. Laura Limonic '97 is the author of "Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States," which won the 2020 Best Book Award from the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. Jose Pérez '75, former assistant secretary of economic affairs in Massachusetts, helped establish the Joseph D. Warren Endowed Scholarship, which provides support to Brandeis students who are the first in their family to attend college.
Edith Suárez, Heller MBA/MPP'19, a community organizer with the Waltham Partnership for Youth, describes herself as passionate about identity, culture and diversity. If you were not aware, Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 in North America. While we are approaching the tail-end of things, that does not mean the celebrations have to stop. Together with SOMOS EA, the Hispanic/Latin employee resource group within EA, the team behind The Sims 4 has put together a Hispanic Heritage Month DLC package. Chicano artist Mister Cartoon also had a hand in creating this new The Sims 4 update.
You can also spice up the kitchen with a colorfully painted dining table and chairs. Your Sims will see new wardrobe additions as well. New clothing items that see designs from Mister Cartoon are also up for grabs. A backyard party is definitely in the cards following this new The Sims 4 update. A party for everyone The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is but the tip of the iceberg for The Sims 4's efforts to improve racial representation and diversity.
More updates will come at the end of the year, adding even more skin tones via swatches and sliders for adjustments. For now, the new The Sims 4 update tweaked two of the hairstyles in the base game. The 'long braided pulled back' feminine style and the 'Afro medium' masculine style are now more realistic with better textures. Certain issues with existing skin swatches, especially for the darker skin tones, have also been resolved. Nevertheless, every step in the right direction is a positive move. Fans of The Sims 4 can expect more in the following months. A division of Destination El Paso announce the unveiling of its newest display celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. Photo courtesy of Visit El Paso. Located at the heart of our city, a new art display at San Jacinto Plaza honors various Hispanic heroes during Hispanic Heritage month. Visit El Paso a destination marketing business for the City of El Paso, introduced its newest project being displayed for the entirety of National Hispanic Heritage month taking place Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 this year. The artwork is made up of large letters spelling "E" and "P" along with a star, a symbolic feature of the Sun City. The base color of the display is purple, but the designs on the sculpture are bright colors such as yellow, green, blue, and pink. Birds, flowers and plants make up the designs on the letters. On the sides of the giant letters "Hispanic Heritage" is written in white letters. Other displays will also be unveiled during the month to commemorate El Paso's bi-nationality at the Mexican-U.S. border. National Hispanic Heritage month celebrates the contributions and influence of Hispanic culture in American history and achievements. National Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 and was signed off as a law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The celebration originally lasted a week, until 1988 when President Ronald Reagan extended the celebration to one month. Sept.15 was chosen as a starting point for the celebration because of the five Hispanic countries that celebrate their independence on this day. Those countries are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras. Other Latin countries such as Mexico, Chile, and Belize, celebrate their independence a couple of days later. The borderland usually celebrates Hispanic Heritage month by hosting various events like plays and concerts that highlight Hispanic culture. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events were canceled this year to abide by health and safety regulations. However, some El Paso organizations are still commemorating this time of year like the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Hispanic Heritage Committee that is hosting a series of virtual events including awarding a Hispanic Heritage Month scholarship student. Attendees of the Visit El Paso art project are encouraged to take pictures with the art display and post pictures on social media with the hashtags #elpasostrong or #iloveep. Alyson Rodriguez may be reached at [email protected] San Antonio–What started of as a week of celebration is now a one month way to commemorate Hispanic heritage and Latin American countries independence. Hispanic heritage month is an official celebration for those whose ancestry Traces back to Spain, Mexico, central and South America and the Caribbean.Aside from independence, this month pays tribute to Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our society. Some figures include Frida Khalo. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. The city of San Antonio is greatly influenced by Hispanic culture. From the historic market square to the mission trail. During this month you go visit the historic market square where you can indulge in great food, music, art and other opportunities to celebrate Hispanic heritage. San Antonio is also home to some of the oldest mission in Texas. San Juan, San Jose, Consepcion Espada and the historic Alamo. These are some of the many Hispanic sights to visit here in San Antonio. For more information on Hispanic Heritage activities happening here in San Antonio visit SanAntonio.gov. Like this: Like Loading... Related