DIVERSITY & INCLUSION ARTICLES OF INTEREST

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off mid-month, but we can begin our observance early by recognizing the contributions, achievements, and history of Hispanic and Latino culture.  

Join us in celebrating the experiences of people from Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, among other nations from Latin America and Iberia. Some arrived in the United States as immigrants or refugees while many others trace their ancestry to Spanish-speaking or indigenous peoples with North American roots dating well before the establishment of the United States. Discover more through some of the articles we've shared below.

On June 24, 2020, the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook—a widely-used grammar resource for the media world, tweeted their most current definitions of the difference...  
https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a33395013/latino-vs-hispanic-meaning/  

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th by celebrating...
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/pr/about/civilrights/?cid=nrcseprd1419655  

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions made by Americans tracing their roots to... 
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2020/hispanic-heritage-month.html  

Mexico's War for Independence from Spain lasted for over 11 years, but September 16, 1810...   
https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a33360700/mexican-independence-day/  

Famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo may have been known for her fantastical self-portraits, but she was also a...
https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/g26840075/frida-kahlo-quotes/  


 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVES AND EFFORTS

The ALA’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative aims to increase awareness of and sensitivity to the differences among our workforce and to advance the concept of inclusiveness and acceptance. ALA’s goal is to increase diversity and inclusion in the Association, in the legal management community and in all legal service organizations. To that end, the ALA’s mission is to provide each Member with the tools and resources required to be a leader in meeting ALA’s goal.  

The Philadelphia Chapter is committed to leading the way with diversity initiatives through leadership, education, advancement and development. Please take a moment to review our Mission Statement below.

Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is comprised of a diverse group of administrative professionals, including, but certainly not limited to, Executive Directors, CFOs, Firm Administrators, Office Managers, and Facility Managers from private law firms, corporate and university legal departments, and government entities.  Our mission is to advocate for a more diverse membership and to expand the retention and promotion of diversity and inclusion in our own firms.  We further our mission through the collection and dissemination of information to the members of the Philadelphia ALA, our respective firms, and our Business Partners.

Chapter D & I Chair

Jack Caulk, The MCS Group [email protected]