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Hispanic Heritage Month Learning Journey Session

Discover the rich tapestry of Hispanic heritage in our September 19th session featuring Dr. Sandy Placido.


We invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern for an engaging BE4ALL webinar on Hispanic Heritage. The guest speaker will be Dr. Sandy Placido, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her research and teaching background focuses on the Caribbean and Americas, with a special emphasis on the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, Latinx peoples, and the contributions of women and people of African descent. During this Learning Journey Dr. Placido will explore the roots of the Hispanic community, spanning Latin countries and their emigration to the Americas, as well as the relationship between the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. She will delve into the origins of Hispanic Heritage Month itself and explain the demographics shaping the United States today, including the significance of terminology surrounding the Hispanic identity. To make this journey even more compelling, Dr. Placido will share the inspiring story of Luisa Moreno, a labor leader and social activist in the U.S. during the 1920s. Mark your calendars and be part of this celebration of heritage and unity.

Take a moment to register for this event here. This event is open to all SMACNA members. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Jen Squirewell at