FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Catherine Stearns
NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
The U.S. Information Agency (USIA) is commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans and to focus national attention on their extraordinary contributions and culture. The Congress, by Public Law 100-405, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 - October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month." This year's national theme is: "Women in Leadership."
Special Exhibit, "Women of Hope"
USIA Commemorative Program
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The United States Information Agency, headed by Dr. Joseph Duffey, is an independent foreign affairs agency within the executive branch that explains and supports U.S. foreign policy and national security interests abroad through a wide range of exchange and information programs. The Agency promotes mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through a series of educational and cultural exchange activities.
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