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Mayor's 7th Annual Hispanic Month Celebration at Walters Museum

Join in the Mayor’s 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, October 3, at 6 pm at the Walters Art Museum. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from  September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be joined at the celebration by Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot, who will introduce B'more for Healthy Babies' new campaign designed to educate Hispanic families and communities about the importance of safe sleep for infants. The centerpiece of this campaign is a Spanish-language video that features a young Baltimore father who awoke in terror one night to find that he had rolled on top of his baby while he was sleeping.

The SLEEP SAFE video is part of an ongoing effort to address the city's second leading cause of infant mortality. The campaign will include billboards and other advertising featuring this family to increase awareness of the simple steps needed to prevent such deaths: Alone. Back. Crib. No Exceptions. The Baltimore Medical System – a key partner of the B’more for Healthy Babies Initiative - will disseminate the video through its ongoing outreach in the Hispanic communities of Patterson Park North and East.

For the full schedule of events, click here. 

 

 

 

 

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