Each year, September 15 kicks off National Hispanic American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain.
How do these important celebrations happen at a railroad?
Union Pacific’s Latino Employee Network (LEN) employee resource group (ERG) has a calendar of events planned to explore Hispanic culture, take part in cultural experiences, and partake in enriching professional development opportunities.
“These events provide a platform to showcase the rich cultural traditions, languages, and stories that define each Latin American country,” said Marcela Morales, LEN President and Senior Recruiter for Union Pacific’s Workforce Resources team. “As a Mexican immigrant leading an ERG with members from various backgrounds, I believe these events celebrate our shared connections while respecting our individual experiences. They foster a sense of belonging and acceptance for all members, creating an environment where everyone's heritage is valued. Moreover, these events serve as educational opportunities, promoting cross-cultural understanding among employees and strengthening relationships within the workplace.”
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