Madison,
19
September
2018
|
12:00 PM
America/Chicago

American Family Insurance hosts event in Phoenix to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Summary

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, American Family hosted a one-day event last week at the Phoenix Art Museum highlighting personal accounts from Hispanic and Latinx youth and adults. They shared their stories about pursuing dreams and facing challenges.

Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15, recognizes the history, contributions and traditions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. American Family's one-day event at the Phoenix Art Museum featured local entrepreneurs, entertainers and achievers who epitomize what it means to be Young, Gifted and Dreaming Fearlessly. Other participants included hundreds of community leaders, activists and youth in the Phoenix area.

The event featured networking, entertainment, panel discussions, and keynote addresses by special guest Laurie Hernandez, 2016 Olympic gold medalist gymnast, Season 23 Dancing with the Stars champion and author, and Cesar Pinzon, East Region sales vice president for American Family.

The event highlighted Hispanic and Latinx individuals who are dreaming fearlessly and working to ensure the next generation of leaders can do the same. Through the participants’ stories and shared experiences, the event examined the challenges and barriers that can impede progress within these communities, while providing solutions to overcome them, emphasizing the role of support in pursuing dreams.

American Family Insurance is committed to diversity and inclusion as hallmarks of its culture. Support for these kinds of events showcase the company’s commitment to celebrating diversity and dreams.

In addition to Hernandez and Pinzon, speakers included: Alberto Esparza, founder of Sí Se Puede and Degrees of Freedom; Stephanie Vasquez, owner of Fair Trade Café; Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner of Barrio Cafe; Ezequias Fuentes, owner of OHana; Aleena Valdez, founder of Girls for Progress and Aleena’s Lemon “Aid” Stand; and Kaitlyn Martinez, founder of Backpacks 4 Kids AZ.

See more information on speakers.

American Family Insurance is committed to diversity and inclusion as hallmarks of its culture. Support for these events showcases the company’s commitment to celebrating diversity and dreams.

# # #

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 311 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the internet or by phone. Web www.amfam.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter www.twitter.com/amfam.