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Legislation #: 051136 Introduction Date: 9/15/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS XBARNES, BROOKS, COOPER, EDDY, FAIRFIELD, GLOVER, HERMANN, MCFADDEN-WEAVER, SCHUMACHER, NASH, RILEY, ROWLAND AND SKAGGS
Title: Designating September 15 through October 15, 2005, Hispanic Heritage Month.

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9/12/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/15/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 051136

Designating September 15 through October 15, 2005, Hispanic Heritage Month.

WHEREAS, National Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated from September 15 through October 15; and

WHEREAS, the Greater Kansas City National Hispanic Heritage Committee will present its 22nd annual Fiesta Hispana on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, with support from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; and

WHEREAS, Fiesta Hispana 2005 is dedicated to the memory of Rebecca H. Jaramillo, co-founder of Fiesta Hispana and the GKC National Hispanic Heritage Committee, by the current Board of Directors President Joe G. Jaramillo, Vice President Maria T. Chaurand, Secretary Bea Rodriguez, and Treasurer Mike Morado; and

WHEREAS, Hispanics have significantly contributed in all aspects of the development of the United States of America and played an important role in the early exploration and settlement of our nation and Kansas Citys elected officials recognize and support the celebration of Hispanic/Latino cultures and traditions and reaffirms our commitment to eliminate all residues of prejudice and be more receptive to the richness of diverse cultures; and

WHEREAS, our City must continue to search out innovative ways in which government and community can work in partnership to ensure that all Americans benefit from resulting improvements; and

WHEREAS, Fiesta Hispana has created such partnerships with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Guadalupe Centers, Inc., LULAC, Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Art Centers, and AFL-CIO Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council do hereby designate September 15 through October 15, 2005, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City, Missouri; congratulate the Hispanic Heritage Committee on its 22nd annual Fiesta Hispana; and, urge all citizens to reflect on the Hispanic heritage of our nation and share in the rich diversity, prosperity and abundance of our great country; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies be presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

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