General Motors Joins the Nation to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
September 19, 2012 10:05 am ET
Hispanic Heritage Month activities are now underway across the country to recognize the many contributions of the Hispanic community in the U.S. General Motors (GM) is joining this effort internally and externally by supporting local events highlighting topics important to Hispanics.
On Sept. 20, 2012, Latino Magazine will host the third annual Latino Education Conference in Washington, D.C. to bring together opinion leaders from the corporate, government and non-profit sectors for a daylong discussion on the importance of attracting Latinos to careers in STEM. The event features keynote addresses by both Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX-15). GM’s U.S. Vice President for Diversity, Eric Peterson, will be a part of the Table of Brotherhood discussion, which closes out the day of activities.
The General Motors Baltimore Operations Plant will host a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration of its own on Sept. 26, 2012. The plant will open its doors to leaders, students and media from the Latino community. With 10% of the plant employees being of Latino descent, Latino employees were enlisted to help organize a special tour of the facility, an employee meet and greet and an opportunity to learn more about GM’s products with a chance to test drive GM’s recently launched vehicles. Attendees will also hear about GM’s community involvement and efforts to improve the environment.
Throughout the year, GM is committed to supporting programs, events and initiatives which recognize the diversity and richness of the many countries represented in the Latino culture. GM looks forward to participating in these events and more during this specially designated time and in the months to come.
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