If you didn’t know, September 15th-October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month! If you’re trying to figure out how you can support the Hispanic/LatinX community this month, keep reading for some friendly tips and advice. Coming from a Latina, thank you so much for reading this article and taking the first step to supporting my community!
- Learn about the History
Hispanic Americans have contributed so much to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Take the time to respect and appreciate their contributions by learning how they did it! With the internet at our fingertips, there’s no better time to learn than now. Need help starting? Check out this link here!
- Experience Art
Whether it’s through books, movies, or music, try to experience the beauty that is in LatinX art! There are so many great places to start, but if you’re feeling a little lost, here’s a list of life-changing books. Find some amazing LatinX artists by clicking here.
- Support Businesses
Unfortunately, not every member of the Hispanic/LatinX community can live the American dream of business ownership and financial independence. For this reason, many try to launch their own small businesses to help them break the generational poverty cycle in her family and community. If you want to help the cause, consider purchasing from indigenous, LatinX, and Afro-LatinX businesses. You can start by supporting these 10 Latina Small Businesses.
Speaking of money, if you’re considering offering monetary support, be sure to look into donating to charities and non-profits! There are so many organizations looking to support the Hispanic/LatinX community and it only takes one penny to make a difference. If you need suggestions on where to donate, take a look at these 12 Latino Organizations.
- Share What You’ve Learned
One of the most important characteristics of being an ally is being willing to educate yourself and others. Whether it’s by sharing resources or starting a conversation, it’s incredibly important to share information with others. If you want to help the community, don’t be afraid to speak up!