Hispanic Heritage Month

2019-11-06T06:40:11-05:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Diversity Celebrations|

Did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15-October 15?  Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the great diversity within the Hispanic community and to recognize the contributions they have made to our culture and country.  All too often I hear people speak of the Hispanic community as if they are monolithic, but the reality is, they are very diverse just like any other group.  Considering that our Hispanic population is [...]

The Significance of Juneteenth Day to African Americans

2019-11-06T06:41:46-05:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Diversity Celebrations|

The 4th of July is right around the corner.  We will be celebrating our (America’s) independence from Britain, which is a major accomplishment considering we had to fight a war (Revolutionary) for America to gain its independence.  The thirteen colonies experienced taxation without representation, which was one of the driving forces behind the beginning of the War. Many considered harsh taxes through the Sugar and Stamp Act just to name a couple as justification for [...]

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