September 13, 2017 | At the Firm , Community Service Social Share
Chain | Cohn | Clark helps kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with celebration, scholarships
Chain | Cohn | Clark is helping kick off Hispanic Heritage Month this year by celebrating with the local community and awarding scholarships to students in need.
The law firm is hosting a mixer together with the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Metro Galleries in downtown Bakersfield. And on Friday, Sept. 15, Chain | Cohn | Clark will be awarding scholarships to local deserving students during a celebration of Mexico’s Independence called “El Grito de Dolores,” in downtown Bakersfield.
Both events are open to the public. To learn more about these events, and how you can be a part, please read the sections below.
Chain | Cohn | Clark for years has made available a Spanish language website and reached out in different platforms in order to better serve the local Latino and Hispanic population. The law firm has also partnered with La Caliente 96.9 to assist Spanish radio station listeners who need help with their potential accident, injury or workers’ compensation* cases. In fact, workers’ compensation associate attorney Beatriz Trejo, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, has become a regular on El Show De Cascabel, a Spanish language show, a widely popular Kern County show that airs on FM station 96.9 from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The law firm and its employees are also deeply involved in community efforts that serve the local Hispanic population, including Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Latina Leaders of Kern County, among others. The motto for Chain | Cohn | Clark is “Standing for Justice” for all residents of Kern County — or, in Spanish, “Luchando por Justicia.”
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH KICK-OFF
National Hispanic Heritage Month in United States will begin on Sept. 1 this year and ends on Oct. 15. And since 1968, the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 has been proclaimed National Hispanic Heritage Week. The month-long celebration honors the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
To commemorate the occasion, Chain | Cohn | Clark is sponsoring the monthly business networking mixer by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Metro Galleries. The event will feature appetizers, music, raffles and art from the annual Latination Art Exhibit.
Learn more from the event flier
The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2016, was 57.5 million, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanics constituted about 18 percent percent of the nation’s total population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Hispanic population is projected to reach 119 million by 2060, and will constitute nearly 30 percent of the nation’s population by that date.
Californian’s Hispanic population was 15.3 million in 2016, the largest Hispanic population of any state.
El GRITO DE DOLORES
Each year, thousands join together at the Liberty Bell in front of Kern County Superior Court in downtown Bakersfield to celebrate the annual “El Grito,” a major celebration in Mexico that marks the country’s fight for independence against Spanish rule.
The evening — taking place from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 — includes folkloric dancers, mariachi and banda music groups, and a scholarship recognition ceremony, sponsored in part by Chain | Cohn | Clark, honoring Kern County students and scholarship recipients.
The celebration also includes a live feed from the Mexican city of Dolores where a re-enactment of El Grito takes place. A live newscast will also be aired by Telemundo.
Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16. The Grito, which occurred in the small Mexican town of Dolores, was the rallying call made by a Roman Catholic priest in front of his church to the battle against Spain.
El Grito is organized by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation, which includes board chairman and Chain | Cohn | Clark marketing director Jorge Barrientos.
Chain | Cohn | Clark is a sponsor for student scholarships presented during El Grito celebration along local businesses Bank of the Sierra and Rabobank. The sponsors, in partnership with the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation, are awarding 19 scholarships to local students in pursuit of higher education, and who are giving back in various ways to our community.
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