First-ever Parade Will Kick Off Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month
Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15-October 15.
Councilmember Lourdes Barroso de Padilla
Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Saturday, September 17
The parade will begin at Rich St. and Civic Center Dr. and end at Gay and Front St. (map at the bottom of advisory)
The program will take place on the Broad St. side of City Hall.
For the first time, Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated in Columbus with a parade and kick-off program. Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Latin cultures and all their people's vibrant contributions to the world. Why “Latine”? Pronounced ‘lah-tee-neh’, this term is completely gender-neutral and in Spanish. You may have seen ‘Latinx’ and while some may identify with this term, we believe ‘Latine’ to be more inclusive of native Spanish-speakers. The program following the parade will highlight emerging leaders in the Latine/Hispanic community. We invite all to attend.
For more information on the inaugural parade and program, contact Amaris Lemus at [email protected] or Jessica Caceres at [email protected].
The Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month Parade will start at Rich and Civic Center Dr., heads north on Civic Center Dr. It will then turn east on Broad St., head north on Front st., and end at the intersection of Gay St. and Front St.