DEI Advocacy Awards showcase the work of Hispanic leaders in our community

COLORADO SPRINGS  — Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off right now. It’s a month that acknowledges the affect Hispanic Individuals have had on our nation. Immediately’s DEI Advocacy Awards showcased the work of Hispanic leaders in our neighborhood.

In line with the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, 18 p.c of the Colorado Springs inhabitants is Hispanic, making Hispanics the most important minority group in our metropolis.

Immediately was a celebration of the individuals who promote variety, fairness, and inclusion in Colorado Springs. Those that gained an award right now have been acknowledged for his or her work locally to advertise a seat on the desk, a voice and a spot to be heard.

A committee of final 12 months’s winners chosen this 12 months’s winners for his or her advocacy work in Colorado Springs. A number of awards got to Hispanic neighborhood leaders, together with Joe Aldez, a veteran and CEO of The Concilio, who was acknowledged as a transformational chief. Julissa Soto was honored as an advocacy chief for the work she did throughout covid-19. The award winners all come from completely different fields and industries. What they’ve in widespread is their work.

“I can’t think about extra vital work than variety, fairness and inclusion. When individuals have higher alternatives, after they have equitable alternatives, our complete neighborhood is best. Our complete neighborhood grows in a means that creates jobs, creates financial wealth, lifts individuals out of poverty,” stated Amy Gillentine, writer and govt editor on the Colorado Springs Enterprise Journal and Colorado Springs Indy.

Immediately’s occasion featured a panel dialogue that talked concerning the significance of getting variety within the work power. It additionally highlighted the tradition that the Hispanic neighborhood brings to Colorado Springs.

These internet hosting the occasion stated it’s nice to say thanks and provides again to these selling a extra numerous neighborhood.


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