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September 15, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Kicks Off 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) Executive Director Luz Coln was joined by Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Noe Ortega, State Representative Manny Guzman and GACLA Commissioner Delma Lytle-Rivera to officially recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 in Pennsylvania with remarks and the reading of Governor Tom Wolf's proclamation.

The theme for this year's Hispanic Heritage Month is "Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope." The theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on all of the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together.


<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governors Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) Executive Director Luz Coln speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Noe Ortega speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Manny Guzman speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Carolina Neely, executive assistant to the executive director of Pennsylvania Lottery Commission, speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jonathan Encarnacion a Berks County commissioner, speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Manny Guzman speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Manny Guzman speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governors Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs Commissioner Delma Lytle-Rivera speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governors Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) Executive Director Luz Coln speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Noe Ortega speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Noe Ortega speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jonathan Encarnacion a Berks County commissioner, speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19130_GACLA_HispanicHeritage_NK_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governors Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs Commissioner Delma Lytle-Rivera speaks during a press conference to kick-off and recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 inside the capitol rotunda on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.