The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee is always welcoming new members
SEPTEMBER IS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
The terms Hispanic and Latino refer to an ethnicity sharing a common history, culture, and language. Hispanics are often defined as people from Spain or any country that is Spanish speaking in Latin America. The term Latino has more varied definitions that generally include people from Latin American. Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans make up more than 17% of the U.S. population with over 53 million Hispanics and Latinos living in the U.S.
Hispanic and Latin Americans come from diverse social, economic, and geographic backgrounds making them all very different depending on their family heritage and national origin. However, there some cultural similarities that tend to bring these diverse backgrounds together.
History and Facts
11 Facts - PEW Reserach center
Hispanic Heritage, Culture and History - Augusta University
Timeline and Facts & Figures
9 Things You Should Know About National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee strives to honor inclusiveness, advocating for education, awareness, acceptance, and outreach in the workplace and community.
Effectively communicate the works of the Diversity Committee to all stakeholders.
Promote initiatives that enhance the quality of life through inclusion and engagement.
Provide leadership; promote equality and acceptance for all differences through education and outreach.
The full Diversity Committee is made up of department committees with members from the following Milwaukee County Departments:
Aging, Child Support Services, Office of the Comptroller, Corporation Counsel, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Court Services, District Attorney, Facilities, Family Care, Fleet Management, Human Resources, Medical Examiner, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Review Board, Sheriff, and Zoo.
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Contact Ted Fancher, Human Resources, for more information.