Hispanic Heritage Month


Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

In this digital exhibit, we look to highlight the contributions of Hispanic American pioneers in Medicine as well as provide helpful resources to support the health of the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

This display is part of the Leatherby Libraries’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts in alignment with the Chapman University Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion, fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate.

"Hispanic Heritage Month" Image Information

Created by Health Sciences Librarian Ivan Portillo, the image features papel picado, traditional cut paper folk art found throughout Mexico and Spain, amongst other countries. Papel picado was traditionally used during Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico but has now been used as a symbol and decoration during various holidays and celebrations. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, papel picado was included in the opening image of as a symbol of celebration.

GarcĂ­a, C. (1991). El papel picado Mexicano. Confluencia, 6(2), 177–179. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27922028
Papel Picado / Cut Paper Banners. (n.d.). Retrieved August 30, 2022, from https://www.internationalfolkart.org/learn/lesson-plans/papel-picado-(dia-de-los-muertos).html


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