Cinco de Mayo celebration for diversity and outreach

On May 5, Cinco de Mayo, the Fermilab Hispanic/Latino Forum hosted a celebratory event at Kuhn Barn to help build community, enrich life at the laboratory, raise awareness of Mexican heritage and bring attention to the lab’s diverse employee population and surrounding community. Nearly 200 people turned out for the festivities.

Students from West Chicago Middle School performed for Fermilab employees and users. Prior to the performance, Hispanic/Latino Forum members gave the students, parents and teachers a tour of Wilson Hall. For most, the visit to the lab was their first, and by acquainting our neighbors with the lab’s mission, the forum focused the event not only on diversity, but also science outreach.

The Fermilab African-American/Black Association, Diversity and Inclusion Office, Fermilab Playgroup and Women’s Initiative made the celebration possible.