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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with KCPS!

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Looking for school and community Hispanic Heritage Month activities? KCPS is excited to celebrate with our students, families, staff and community!

Want to list your event? Email communications@kcpublicschools.org.

 

Saturday, Sept. 17

Paseo Latinx Heritage Fine Art Exhibition

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Paseo Academy Gallery of Fine Art
4747 Flora Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110

 

Carver Festival of Our Roots

12 to 5 p.m.

Carver Dual Language School
4600 Elmwood Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64130

 

Fiesta Hispana
Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee, Inc.

12 to 11 p.m.

Barney Allis Plaza
1220 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

 

Sunday, Sept. 18

Fiesta Hispana
Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee, Inc.

12 to 9:30 p.m.

Barney Allis Plaza
1220 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

 

Thursday, Sept. 22

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Art for Kids!
Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library

4 to 5 p.m.

Main Library
625 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

 

Thursday, Sept. 29

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Art for Kids!
Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library

4 to 5 p.m.

Main Library
625 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

 

Thursday, Oct. 6

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Art for Kids!
Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library

4 to 5 p.m.

Main Library
625 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

 

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

6 to 8 p.m.

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66212

 

Friday, Oct. 14

Dia de los Muertos Westside Pop-Up
Latino Foundation for the Arts

6 to 10 p.m.

2130 Jefferson St.
Kansas City, MO 64108