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September 18, 2012
CONTACT: Ariana Ayala
Management Analyst

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Every 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 / South America.

National Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402. September 15 is a significant date for several Latin American countries as it is the anniversary of their independence: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Celebrate the diverse cultures of Latin America with Moreno Valley City leaders and business partners! Enjoy appetizers and drinks for sale to support student clubs. Enjoy entertainment sponsored by the Moreno Valley Ballet Folklorico Scholarship Association. Informational booths provided by the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Members!

DATE: Thursday, September 20, 2012
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Canyon Springs High School –Quad area
                      23100 Cougar Canyon Drive

WBO Champion Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West

Come early and witness the boxing rally featuring Canyon Springs High School alumnus WBO Champion Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West! Promoter and boxing legend “Sugar” Shane Mosley will attend this event in support of Kaliesha and participating boxing talent.

TIME: 3:45pm-5:45pm
LOCATION: Canyon Springs High School Gym

For more information about the Kaliesha West rally or Hispanic Heritage Celebration, contact the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 951-571-3832 or by email at -

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