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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Welcome to the September Newsletter edition for ALPFA Boston. Nine months ago, when I started my term as President of ALPFA Boston chapter, I along with the Executive Team, created a list of objectives we would be working towards to. As I reflect on the past nine months and all the hard work done by an extraordinary team of board and committee members, I want to say Thank you to them. Thank you to this team of dedicated volunteers who believe in ALPFA's mission. Who as part of this community want to make a difference, an impact in how Latinos progress in the future.
As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, it is sad that we are also having the conversation around DACA. The National Board of Directors of ALPFA has issued a statement saying that we stand together with advocates and dozens of business leaders in asking the President to abandon the strategy set forth. The full press release can be found here: ALPFA DACA Press Release
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which isOctober 12, falls within this 30 day period.
ALPFA Boston has an exciting program for the next few months and I hope to see you at one or a few events!