Friday, September 16, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latinas Continue To Contribute

Hispanic Heritage Month started as only a week back in 1968 when the U.S. Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week.

 It was extended to a month in 1988.  Now it runs from September 15-October 15.

With all our contributions and accomplishments in the U.S.; you have to admit—we deserve recognition year round.  Latinas have made a huge impact in all  fields: law, politics, medicine, entertainment, business, arts, and media. The list is endless.

Wise Latinas have enriched communities with their hard work and know-how and continue to do so today.  In the coming days we’ll be sharing more about these Latinas.  Some you’ll know by their popular name and others are the ones who you never hear about.

U.S. Supreme Court Judge, Sonia Sotomayor

We have to start with Justice Sotomayor, because without her inspiration—there would not be a Wise Latinas Linked group or blog.  I’m not sure if she was the first to coin the words “Wise Latina”, but she sure did put those  words on the map.  

Judge Sotomayor is the first Latina to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. President Barack Obama nominated her for the court, but several Republican senators didn’t make her trip to the bench an easy one in 2009.

Here is the judge at the senate confirmation hearings in 2009.   

Kudos to Justice Sotomayor for her bravery, smarts and for being a role model for all Latinas.  She has shown us that yes, we can accomplish anything and everything. 

Justice Sotomayor: Wiki page
White House on Judge Sonia Sotomayor

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