Diversity Newsletter: Viva México! Viva la Independencia! Vivan los héroes!

Mexican Independence DayIf you polled ten people on the date of Mexican Independence Day, chances are the resounding answer would be Cinco de Mayo. But that would be wrong. Mexican Independence Day, Día de la Independencia, is September 16th and always has been—well, at least since 1810.

On Mexican Independence Day, in this month’s Affinity newsletter we share the inspiring story of how Spain came to recognize Mexico as an independent nation after more than 300 years of colonial rule, a story of struggle and revolution.

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MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder along with associate Taylor Tran.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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