REMEMBERING: Day of the Dead

Many societies see losing a family member or friend—or death in general—as a time of mourning and a solemn occasion. But for those who celebrate the Day of the Dead, it is a joyful time for people to remember and honor their deceased loved ones. The holiday is traditionally observed in Mexico, as well as many Latin countries, on November 1 and 2. It is believed that during these two days the dead are able to visit from the underworld so families and friends get together to welcome them with food, music and dancing.

In this month’s Affinity newsletter, associate Tyffani Lauve discusses the origins of this festive holiday and how people celebrate it today.

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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, Associate Tyler Loga and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

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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