Just in case you didn't know, it's Hispanic Heritage Month! Take some time to learn about some of the many amazing contributions Hispanic-Americans have made to this country.
For a list of events that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month across the US check out this site. If nothing is happening in your area then why not get some friends together and come up with your own unique event. It could be something as simple as watching a movie and having a discussion afterwards. It can be as fun as you make it, so be creative!
Here's a list of some of my favorite stuff:
Real Woman Have Curves, A Day Without a Mexican, La Bamba, Tortilla Soup, Like Water for Chocolate, Gotta Kick It Up (some Disney Channel goodness) and Wassup Rockers.
George Lopez, American Family and Dora, The Explorer.
Rosario Dawson, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Alba, Roselyn Sanchez, Eduardo Verástegui and Salma Hayek.
Isabel Allende and Richard Rodriguez.
Alma Awards, Kenny Ortega (director/choreographer of High School Musical), Hispanic Heritage Month facts and this upcoming PBS special:
Have you done anything to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the past? Never heard of it before? Planning to do something is year? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
[photo America Ferrera winning the Emmy for Ugly Betty]