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Recognizing the Importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

October 05, 2021
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, our Hispanic/Latino Lawyer Network celebrates Hispanic and Latino Americans’ contributions to and influence on the culture, history, and innovations of America.

Below, the network leaders share personal thoughts on what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them.

Felipe Alice

Felipe Alice

Co-Leader, Houston

“Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to reflect on and recognize the significant contribution of Latinos and Hispanics to American society and culture.”

 
Mike Espinoza

Mike Espinoza

Co-Leader, New York

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate an amazing array of diverse communities, reflect honestly on the progress we have made toward equity, and assess where our work still remains.”

 
Matthew Riehle

Matthew Riehle

Associate Representative, Philadelphia

“Individually, Hispanic Heritage Month offers the chance to reflect on our heritage, roots, and traditions. Collectively, it serves as a reminder to learn from and observe the influential role of Hispanics and their contributions throughout US history.”

 
Lisa Rodriguez

Lisa Rodriguez

Associate Representative, Los Angeles

“The entire month is a celebration of the culture and values my family instilled in me, and of the sacrifices generations of my Mexican-American family made to allow me to get to where I am today.”