Embracing Hispanic Heritage Month
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION |
At RSM, we embrace diversity and inclusion in all its forms. And it’s in that spirit of inclusion that we’re recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2020).
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM), we celebrate the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society. Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the U.S. today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have helped make our country strong and prosperous. Hispanic Americans embody the best of American values, including commitment to faith, family and country.
This year, in what is perhaps one of the most visible recognitions of NHHM, Google recognized Felicitas Mendez on September 15 (the first day of NHHM) with a Doodle honoring the Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer who, along with her husband, took on California school segregation laws after their three children were denied entry at a local elementary school in 1944 because of their skin color. This resulted in the first federal court ruling against public segregation in 1946, paving the way for the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to honor the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to U.S. art, culture and society. I invite you to join me and the rest of my 11,000+ RSM colleagues nationwide and in Canada as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, and as we thank our Hispanic and Latino colleagues and friends for their contributions to our great nation!
National Health Care Consulting Leader, Audit Partner, and National HOLA! Employee Network Leader
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
One of the largest ENGs, ¡HOLA!, hosts networking activities, focuses on mentoring and helps its members excel.