From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Michael Ramirez
the past four weeks, we recognized #HispanicHeritageMonth by bringing you
stories as we celebrated the cultures and contributions of Latinx individuals
both inside and outside of our company – from Disney chefs who bring their
cultura and sabor to their work to Badia
Spices, one of our
Hispanic-owned diverse suppliers. All the while, we’ve also hosted a series of special
events for our cast members. Today, we’re excited to share a glimpse into those
events with all of you.
Our employee resource groups joined together from all over the country to host digital events all month long – from Walt Disney World to our Glendale and Burbank offices to ESPN. Our cast members have been excited to participate in these special offerings, including a “Latinas in Leadership – Embracing Authenticity and Brining Value” panel and an “Afrolatinidad: The Voices between Black and Brown” panel. An important element at the heart of each of these events was culture. We pride ourselves on fostering a culture where our cast members feel a sense of belonging. We believe inclusion is a critical part of our culture because it helps us tell the best stories, be relevant and expand our audiences.
As we close out the month, we wanted to share one last performance from Mariachi Cobre, the legendary musical group from Walt Disney World whose story we shared earlier this month. Take a listen below:
During this month and
beyond, we proudly celebrate the cultures that bring us together and make up
our diverse communities.
Follow along on social media using the hashtags #HispanicHeritageMonth