LULAC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Paying Tribute to our Diverse Membership Organization
September 13, 2012
Contact: Jossie Sapunar, JSapunar@lulac.org, (202) 833-6130 ext. 123
Washington, D.C. – This year we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by asking our members to submit their unique family history of settling in the U.S. Profiles along with photographs submitted will be captured in the next edition of the LULAC News. Also, each week a story will be shared with our membership.
“We are proud of having a diverse membership organization, and we recognize that the challenges and triumphs endured by the Latino community are an integral part of this great country’s rich history,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “I urge our membership to share their family history with us so that we can accurately portray the diversity of the Latino community.”
Regardless of whether you are one or ten generations removed from the first people in your family to settle in this country, the fact remains that you are part of this nation’s diverse and rich history that includes embracing immigrants from across the world. We have allowed others to tell our story, yet by submitting your family history we have an opportunity to tell the accurate story of immigrants in this country.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the many contributions that Hispanics have made to the fabric of this country. Our membership holds a wealth of information and as the stories are submitted, each week we will share a story with our membership in order to encourage everyone to learn more about the history, struggles, and successes of their Hispanic brothers and sisters.