Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2019 King County celebrates Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month 

National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month officially starts on Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15. This month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the long and important presence and contributions of Hispanic and Latino and Latina (Latinx) Americans.   

In the spirit of shared learning, increased understanding, building community, and advancing pro-equity values at Metro, all King County employees are invited to participate in these events, below. For more information about each event, view this flyer. 

  • Cross Agency Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month Celebration: Thursday, Sept. 19, noon to 1 p.m., Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room, 401 S. Jackson Street. Executive Dow Constantine will proclaim Hispanic and Latinx month 2019 for King County. 
  • Lunch and Learn: Meet King County’s New Latinx Affinity Group (LAG), Thursday, Sept. 26, noon to 1 p.m., King Street Center, 4th Floor Transit GM Conference Room, 201 S. Jackson Street, Seattle. Come connect with LatinX members about what’s happening and how to get involved with King County affinity groups. 

In addition to the events Metro is partnering with or supporting, all King County employees are also welcomed to join in two additional events this month, hosted by Sound Transit’s Latinx In Transportation (LIT) employee group, and held in Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room, 401 S. Jackson Street. For more information, please contact Cristina Fonesca. 

  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Tuesday, Oct. 8, noon to 1 p.m.  
  • Cumbia Class, Tuesday, Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m. 

Pictured: A group are representatives from Sound Transit, Seattle Department of Transportation, King County ESJ office and King County Metro attended the Fiestas Patrias 2019 Celebration held Saturday, Sept. 14, in South Park, Seattle.