Community kicks off Hispanic heritage month

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – It’s a celebration of one of the fastest growing populations in Western New York. Tuesday kicks off month-long celebrations of Latino heritage.

The Hispanic Heritage Council commemorates the history of the Hispanic community here in our area. While area Latinos can sometimes seem like a hidden population here in Western New York. But, the Latino community is made up of about 44 thousand people. Leaders say Latinos here deserve recognition, and they want kids in this community to understand their roots. It was a celebration of that culture Tuesday with dancing, traditional food and history.

Wilda Ramos-Morales from Buffalo said, “We have seen a big growth in the Hispanic community. We have seen professionals, we have seen workers that are moving to this area for different reasons. And definitely growing .”

Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools said, “With all the diversity and richness of culture in Buffalo, we have to integrate the study the accomplishments and challenges that our great immigrants brought to this country. It is worthy of study every day.”

The month-long celebrations goes until October 17th. For a full list of activities, head to the Hispanic Heritage of Western New York website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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