Indigenous People's Day: October 12th

October 12th marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day formerly recognized as Columbus Day. This holiday is in place to honor the real history of our nation, and to celebrate the lives, traditions, and stories of indigenous people.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is proof of our growth as a nation and that is possible to interrupt inaccurate and harmful narratives, like the stories we told about Christopher Columbus.

Join us and many others in the conversations to change "Columbus Day" to "Indigenous Peoples' Day" on Monday, October 12th at 8:00 am for a webinar hosted by our National partners, the Sioux YMCA and other Native and Indigenous Leaders. Click here to register.

Find Books & Resources to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in our virtual Family Room. These books recommendations can be easily accessed using the free Libby App. Book borrow and read eBooks and audiobooks in different languages from your local public library for FREE!

 

National Latinx Heritage Month: September 15th-October 15th

National Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. It celebrates the culture and recognizes the contributions made by those whose ancestors came from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America and Spain.

You may remember this month referred to as Hispanic or Latino/a Heritage Month in the past. We are using LatinX to be more inclusive and relevant in our communities that identify outside of the gender binary.

In honor and celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we will have a variety of activities and events offered online. All events are free and open to everyone regardless of race, gender, sex orientation, gender identity, or religious/faith affiliation. 

October 14th

Dia de los Muertos – Let’s learn to make an Ofrenda
The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. While the most recognizable aspects of Day of the Dead are the representations of skulls and skeletons, the tradition that holds the most meaning is the Ofrenda (Spanish for offering). Join Samantha Morales, Y Social Impact Center as she shares the cultural significance of this holiday and steps on how to make your own Ofrenda at home.

Watch this fun video featuring Reyna Padilla Guzman and Samantha Morales, Y Social Impact Center as they shares the cultural significance of this holiday and steps on how to make your own Ofrenda at home. You can find a list of materials needed to set up here and share your pictures with us at latinx@seattleymca.org.

October 15th

The Latino Community Fund presents: Voter Education and the Census
Live Spanish Information Session 6:00pm to 7:15pm. Join us live on Facebook. Join us for a Spanish information session on voting and the census by Tanya Medina, Youth Leadership and Advocacy Organizer and Giovanni Severino, Lead Policy Organizer at Latino Community Fund.

 

Previous events

September 23rd

Latino Community Cafés | Cafecitos Comunitarios
Join our two-part workshop to support Hispanic families engaged in remote learning in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties. Click here for more information.

September 30th

Conversaciones Con Reyna- Small Group Spanish Lessons
YGS Latinx Employee Resource Network presents "Conversaciones Con Reyna. Join our free, fun bi-weekly Latinx Spanish lessons. These small group sessions will focus on learning basic Spanish vocabulary, singing along to songs, and engaging in fun conversations with one another. Limited Seating, register today!