In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you a message from UCLA Latino Alumni Association President Janette Palacios '98, M.U.R.P. '01, and Vice President Cesar Pacheco '18.
Before we share with you why this month is important to us and to the United States, we want to send our condolences to those who have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 virus, and we encourage you to check in on your loved ones as well as friends and colleagues that you may have met throughout your life journey.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UCLA Latino Alumni Association (ULAA) shifted to hosting virtual events and programs, and want to send a big thank you to all alumni and community members who have stayed engaged with us and supported our fundraising efforts.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we invite you to join ULAA in uplifting the achievements and contributions of Latinx and Hispanic Bruins who have inspired others to achieve success. We would also like to acknowledge all previous board members and volunteers for their past and continued contributions to our amazing organization, which has served the Latinx and Hispanic communities at UCLA for over 30 years.
This month marks an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities, and we encourage you to engage with us and to challenge yourself to learn more about the amazing contributions of Hispanic Americans past and present.
National Hispanic Heritage month starts today; please join us in celebrating it!
Janette Alvarez '98, M.U.R.P. '01 – President, UCLA Latino Alumni Association
Cesar Pacheco '18 – Vice President, UCLA Latino Alumni Association
Join the UCLA Latino Alumni Association and the Stanford Latino Alumni Association for a fun outdoor hike on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Griffith Park.
Learn more about the mission of the UCLA Latino Alumni Association, get involved and become a supporter by visiting uclalatinoalumni.com.
Latino Victory Project President & CEO Nathalie Rayes '96, M.P.P. '99, will be honored as a 2021 Al Día Archetype and awarded the 2021 Ambassador Manuel Torres Award for public service. Help us recognize other Latinx Bruins by forwarding your stories to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.