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Today is the last day of National Hispanic American Heritage Month. We want to give a shout-out to NAIFA-Connecticut for the programming they offered to honor the contributions of Hispanic-Americans this month. Frank Emanuele, Jr., FICF, Connecticut National Committeeperson and loyal member since 2011, stated, "We are very excited to have offered these programs in our community. I'm very proud to have been involved in this program. This is truly my passion." Each of these events touched on the importance of financial literacy and NAIFA's mission to achieve financial security for all.

The first event was held on October 7th in Norwalk. NAIFA-CT hosted a virtual reading of the book "Children of the Land" by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. This memoir recounts the experiences of growing up undocumented in the United States. Several local legislators joined NAIFA-CT for this event. 

On October 21st, participants had the opportunity to meet with Maria Hinojosa. She is the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio, a public radio show devoted to Latino issues. She is also the founder, president, and CEO of Futuro Media Group, which produces the show. In her latest book "Once I Was You" Maria reflects on her experience growing up Mexican American on the South Side of Chicago. All participants were provided a copy of the book.

Throughout the month, the chapter hosted workshops across the state on topics such as retirement and going into local schools to discuss the importance of financial literacy along with mentoring opportunities.

NAIFA-CT Celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

Striving for Financial Security for All