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DPW’s Heritage Events Series Celebrates Hispanic Communities

Denver Public Works (DPW) is working to cultivate a richer workplace environment for its employees with a series of events that encourage celebration of the city’s diverse culture and rich heritage.

At a September gathering at Museo de las Americas (Museum of the Americas), DPW celebrated the many cultures and heritages of the Hispanic/Latino communities.

The program began with live music by El Mariachi Juvenil de Bryant-Webster, the first elementary mariachi group in the Denver Public Schools system, and an inspired performance by Fiesta Colorado flamenco dancer Jeannette Trujillo.  A nationally recognized organizational strategist, Latino Leadership Institute Executive Director Joelle Martinez concluded the event with a discussion about the significant increase in Colorado’s Hispanic population.

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community.