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Celebrations underway in bay area for Hispanic History Month

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- Celebrations are underway on the south coast to honor Hispanic History Month, which kicked off September 15.

Next week, the Coos Hispanic Leadership is excited to display posters donated by the Smithsonian Institute.

The photos show an important part of Hispanic history --the Bracero Program -- the largest guest worker program in US history.

Folks can also see a free screening of the movie El Barrendero.

The Coos Hispanic Leadership Committee says these activities offer a special benefit to the community.

"No matter the size of the community, it's still very important to be aware of what's happening,” says the committee’s Maribel Guzzardi, “it's also very important to learn about other cultures, and this is one way to teach about Hispanic culture and bring the community together."

Hispanic History Month lasts through October 15.

The movie and poster will be on display at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, September 30, starting at 1 p.m.

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