The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates Cinco De Mayo

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
Today, we remember our Mexican sisters, brothers and siblings as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We acknowledge that small victories can often lead to big wins. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in many parts of the world and is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. Although this victory was short lived it is a reminder that “all things are possible” and that we should not despise small beginnings. Join the Inclusion & Dialogue Center as we commemorate this day.
Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko̞ ðe̞ ˈma̠ʝo̞] in Mexico, Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States and is associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Rev. Sharon L. Bowers
Director of the Inclusion & Dialogue Center
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