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About Your Voices:

KIRO 7 is partnering with T-Mobile on Your Voices - a celebration of all the local races and cultures that make up Western Washington. Look for new celebrations each month, and if there’s a person, organization, or month you’d like to see featured, please email us at yourvoices@kiro7.com.

This Month We Celebrate

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th marks National Hispanic Heritage Month. It is a time to honor and recognize Hispanic and Latin Americans and their many diverse contributions to making our region a better place to live. Initially observed as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and expanded to National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988, Hispanic history in Western Washington reaches back much further, to some of the earliest cartographers who mapped the Pacific Northwest. Join us in celebrating Hispanic and Latin Americans and their positive impacts on our community through art, food, film, literature, music, architecture, industry, and much more. You can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month locally by supporting Hispanic and Latin - owned businesses, attending festivals, or by learning more about the history and many cultures that make up Hispanic Heritage.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Youth & Leadership

Black Doll Affair

Compfit

Footprint Wine Tap

Shikorina Pastries

Black Business Month

Learning Through Gardening

Animal Advocates

Amplifying diverse Hispanic voices makes us stronger as una comunidad.

Western Washington Gets Real

Western Washington Gets Real is KIRO7’s commitment to having difficult conversations about race and equality. We will dig deep into important issues; from housing, healthcare and education to policing, immigration, and voting. Beyond just highlighting where or how racism exists, Western Washington Gets Real is a chance to learn from each other, to celebrate our differences, and create greater understanding. We’re committed to covering stories that matter to all members of our community, and to amplifying often marginalized voices. Everyone deserves to be heard. Visit the Western Washington Gets Real Page to see more stories about these important issues, as well as Your Voices stories celebrating the different races and cultures that make up our community. On that page, you will also find additional resources and information.

RESOURCES

Below, you’ll find links to local organizations and non-profits that represent, work with or serve diverse races, cultures and communities in Western Washington.

Western Washington Gets Real is KIRO 7’s commitment to having difficult conversations about systemic racism. Learn More

Organizations & Programs