Happy National Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th kicks off National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month in the US and we are excited to join this month-long celebration!
This is a special opportunity to recognize many Latinx and Hispanic backgrounds, communities, and the unique people who have made remarkable impacts for their culture—in the US and across the globe! As we spend time engaging with stories of Latinx and Hispanic perseverance and bravery, we are also dedicated to learning more about all the elements that make up the rich and vibrant past we can observe together as a global company.
You may have noticed that this observance begins in the middle of the month. September 15 is notable because it is the independence anniversary for several Latin American countries including El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Independence days for Mexico and Chile fall on September 16 and 18, respectively. Generations of Latinx and Hispanic Americans have made significant contributions to America’s culture through military service, business, sports, music, philanthropy, and more.
Throughout the month, employees will participate in several employee-led activities including volunteering with Goodera to create educational career cards for school-aged children, inviting employees across the company to a fireside chat on Latinx and Hispanic culture, hosting a virtual Bandera (flag) Week—representing their country of origin with flags or traditional dress, and more!
Happy National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month!