Since 1988, National Hispanic Heritage Month has been observed from September 15 to October 15 as a way to honor the contributions of Americans whose heritage traces back to Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries from the Caribbean and Central and South America.
So why does an observance of this magnitude start in the middle of a month? September 15 marks the anniversary of Independence Days for Costa Rica, el Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico’s is on September 16, and Chile’s on September 18.
GOLDLAW proudly boasts many employees with Hispanic heritage. The team represents many countries, including: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.
Jorge Maxion, one of GOLDLAW’s Pre-suit Civil Trial Attorneys, is extremely proud of his Colombian heritage. A pillar of the community, Jorge is a longtime advocate for the Hispanic populations, and represents many of GOLDLAW’s Spanish-speaking clients. Recently, he was interviewed for a feature the Sun-Sentinel did for the month-long celebration, where they asked community leaders what this year’s theme, – “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power and Progress in American” – means to them.
“Prejudice and discrimination take many forms, starting with lack of representation in, for example, the courts and businesses,” said Maxion. “When our Hispanic leaders are recognized, it is not only a point of pride, but it makes us feel included in what happens daily in the entire community.”
Communities throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties will host many events during the monthlong celebration. To see what’s going on in your area, be sure to check this all-inclusive calendar.
GOLDLAW is proud to support National Hispanic Heritage Month! In conjunction with the firm’s Spanish PR partner, Elmedio, GOLDLAW has launched a Gift Card Giveaway, featuring $50 prizes from Amazon, Supermercados El Bodegon, Tapatia Supermarket, and Presidente Supermarket. The deadline to register for the giveaways is Tuesday, October 10, and winners will be announced on Sunday, October 15, the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Good luck to all!