Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

We are honoring the cultures and contributions of people with ancestors from Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries all month long. 


Rebeca Rivera 

Editor for Hoy En Sullivan, Sullivan County’s Spanish language newspaper, published by the Sullivan County Democrat. 


Dr. Jean Carlos Cowan


Transnational Migration

Dr. Jean Carlos Cowan, Professor, has been teaching at Orange County Community College since the year 2000.

He was awarded a dual PhD from the SUNY Albany in Spanish Literature and Latin American History and Politics from LACS (Latino American and Caribbean Studies Department) in 2006.

Liza Fuentes


Abortion Law affect on Hispanic Community

Liza Fuentes is a research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization focused on reproductive rights. 

Fuentes’ studies focus on access to and the use of contraception, abortion, abortion restrictions, self-managed abortion, reproductive autonomy and clinical training in reproductive health.

Juanita Sarmiento


Juanita Sarmiento, as the Youth Economic Group (YEG), is responsible for coordinating the YEG leadership development program for high school-aged students – one of several components of Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc.’s Youth Empowerment Programs (YEP), which works with rural, migrant, and immigrant youth.

NPR’s Alt. Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre


Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre’s discussion of music and culture reflects their shared experiences as Mexican Americans and explores the generational differences that inform their identities.

Alt. Latino listeners actively contribute to these conversations and share their thoughts on music, politics, literature, and cultural identity via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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