The DEI Council has extended the period for participating in a survey regarding our new mentorship program. Thank you to those who have participated so far! This mentorship program aims to match folks at various stages in their careers to support both inclusion and professional development. If interested, you can access the survey here.
We'd like to welcome TGen's Chief People Officer Page Bachman to the Council and look forward to both his insight and the continued support from our HR department.
To recognize the diversity of cultures and expressions represented at TGen, we’d like to highlight several holidays and observances throughout the month of November. Please click on the links to learn more! If we’ve missed any, please let us know so we can include your observance suggestion for 2023.
National Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join together in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
Día de los Muertos, Tuesday, November 1– Wednesday, November 2
Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday rooted in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. During Día de los Muertos, families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration.
Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11
Veterans' Day is a holiday that recognizes the heroism of those who served and sacrificed for the United States. The establishment of Veterans' Day was inspired by the Armistice between the Allied nations and Germany during WWI, which went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24
Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States with family, friends, and harvest-themed foods, and is an opportunity to come together in gratitude, generosity, and community. It is also a time to learn about the true history of Thanksgiving and recognize that representations of Indigenous peoples in connection with the conventional Thanksgiving story are often misaligned and harmful.
As always, we welcome questions, concerns, or suggestions, which can be sent to [email protected] or to any of the members listed on the DEI Hub page.