Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration of the history and cultures that Hispanic and Latin Americans have made to American society and culture. It is celebrated September 15 – October 15 and Los Barrios de Amarillo organized a virtual event which honored and recognized local leaders in our Amarillo community.
This year the national theme, "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation," exemplifies what local organizations dedicated to serving the Hispanic community are working to achieve. The Barrio was established in 1889 making it one of the oldest neighborhoods in Amarillo.
“We were excited to partner with the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee and the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for this celebration,” said Mary Bralley, event chair. “The Barrio has a long history of resilience and ingenuity, and our panel of speakers who were raised in the Barrio neighborhood shared memories of the past, changes in the present and hopes for the future. It was very inspiring.”