A Fond Farwell to Hispanic Heritage Month

It has been really heartening to see so many inside and exterior posts, actions, occasions, and help from Excessive Networks staff, companions, prospects, and followers worldwide in help of Hispanic Heritage Month. Yearly since La Raza, Excessive’s worker useful resource group for Hispanics and Latinos, was based in 2019, we’ve seen a rise in consciousness of Hispanic and Latino tradition, traditions, and heritage from folks globally. We’re excited to construct on this momentum as we take into consideration the remainder of the 12 months and past.

Luis Rodriguez, Chair of La Raza, shares the ERG’s mission and highlights what makes Excessive completely different.

Listed here are some highlights from the month that we needed to share.

Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

The theme of Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 was “Unidos – Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” What higher technique to unite ERGs and strengthen our ERG group than by teaming up collectively and communing over what now we have in frequent? That’s precisely what we did!

  • Praveen Ashok from Excessive’s Maitri ERG, shares his expertise visiting Guadalajara, Mexico throughout a enterprise journey. To at the present time, he nonetheless fondly remembers the nice and cozy tradition and welcoming folks. It reminded him a number of his personal tradition rising up in India.
  • Richard Hector from Black at Excessive (BEX) and Robert Greenway from La Raza have been married 31 years to Puerto Rican ladies – and that wasn’t their solely similarity.
  • Noah Fenley from Veterans Council, shares the background of his 38-year friendship with Danny Gonzalez in “How the Gringo received into the household.” From their assembly in fifth grade in a tough metropolis to each of their stints within the navy, by way of weddings, christenings, and Quinceañeras, Noah and Danny have remained life-long buddies.
  • Leanna Thomson from Girls in Networking (WIN), shares her fondest recollections of being surrounded by Spanish tradition from childhood by way of maturity. She appreciates the artwork, meals, language, songs, and dance. Leanna traveled to Bogota, Columbia, to assist construct a church and was taken with the sense of group and household there.

Occasions and Audio system Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Week 1: We kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations with particular visitor and transformation knowledgeable Guillermo Diaz Jr, who shared what he’s discovered over his profession, what drives him, and why you need to by no means simply keep in your lane. All through this insightful fireplace chat, Guillermo shared many phrases of knowledge. One query he challenged us to reply as he concluded the session was: “Somebody goes to alter the world, so why not you?” He urged us to ask this query day-after-day.
  • Week 2: In Hispanic and Latin tradition, it is vitally frequent for the grownup youngsters to tackle the accountability of caring for their getting old dad and mom. We hosted a session entitled Dementia & Caregiving, which was a part of a Complete Caregiving Collection placed on by La Raza and Excessive Wellness. Throughout this session, we talked about the best way to relieve the worry, nervousness, and confusion round caring for a member of the family with dementia with Pam Ostrowski, Alzheimer’s household marketing consultant, dementia care knowledgeable, and creator.
  • Week 3: Hispanic Artwork Storytelling Immersive Expertise Tour: We invited Excessive staff to delve into the wealthy historical past of the Spanish-speaking world by way of well-known works of artwork  and little-known historic info in tales and footage.
  • Week 4: Keynote and inspirational speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez shared with us what it means to be “All-In.” Being all-in is a selection, it isn’t about being excellent however fairly is extra of a dedication. Gian Paul impressed us to be dedicated, all the time problem ourselves, and all the time give our greatest.

Restricted-Version Hispanic Heritage Month Charity T-Shirt

Yearly throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, La Raza provides a limited-edition T-shirt. This enjoyable and colourful T-shirt is a good way to have fun La Raza. It’s additionally a technique to give again. For each buy, La Raza donated $5 to NAB Establishmenta non-profit group primarily based in Brazil that gives rehabilitation remedy and social inclusion for kids and younger adults with bodily and psychological disabilities.

An enormous thanks and shout-out to Rob Rosa, La Raza’s govt sponsor and Excessive’s SVP of Service Gross sales and Buyer Success, who matched all donations.

Hispanic Heritage Month Posts and What’s Forward

To assist folks study extra about Hispanic Heritage Month, La Raza helped unfold consciousness of Hispanic and Latino tradition by way of tales, interviews, and posts, together with:

  • On Mondays con Mama, we had the consideration to listen to from a few of the moms of La Raza members who advised us about our colleague’s favourite dish rising up
  • Posts about influential Latino and Hispanic figures who made historical past and their influence on the world immediately
  • An exploration of Latin vacation and marriage traditions and the way they differ by nation
  • A day by day dose of inspirational quotes and an Encanto drawing exercise for the entire household
  • Scrumptious road meals movies and recipes that had us craving Hispanic/Latin recipes
  • Worker highlight movies helped introduce staff to at least one one other in immediately’s digital world (Watch mine beneath)


We ended the month with a World Cup Pre-Qualifier Trivia Contest, forward of the upcoming 2022 World Cup on November 20 as a result of soccer in Latin America is the preferred and beloved sport, in fact!

We’ll even be celebrating and posting in regards to the significance of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Useless, the joyful vacation historically celebrated in Mexico when departed family and friends members are remembered and celebrated.

All in all of the celebrations had been wonderful, the conversations had been inspiring, and the initiatives introduced all of Excessive collectively. I’m excited for subsequent 12 months’s Hispanic Heritage Month and to carry everybody collectively once more. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta la próxima!


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