by Rogers Corporation on Sep 13, 2021
Each year, Americans commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The month is a national celebration that recognizes the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States, as well as those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Rogers is proud to celebrate the diversity of its nearly 3,300 global employees. By acknowledging and sharing our individual heritages, languages and family traditions, we strengthen our worldwide community and build a more connected team.
As we move into National Hispanic Heritage Month, we asked some of our employees about ways they pay homage to their own heritages and how others can learn more and join in the celebration.
Employees shared stories of what Hispanic heritage means to them, which included descriptions of traditional foods and the meanings behind them, stories of family members living abroad and in the United States and the tales of cultural traditions that continue pass down from generation to generation.
The United States’ Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week and expanded in 1988 when Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into U.S. law.
The 2021 theme for the month is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”
The theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together. – the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers
Although this theme is tied to the celebration of Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S., everyone can relate to this universal theme of hope for a bright future and that we are stronger together. Wherever you are in the world, you can join in the festivities by enjoying these elements of Hispanic and Latino culture:
Rogers has a long history of enabling and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Rogers is always seeking new ways to build upon this foundation and encourage the growth and support of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives companywide. Learn more about D&I initiatives in Rogers’ latest Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) Report.