Inmates Attend Hispanic Heritage Month Program
On October 5, 48 inmates attended a special celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month that highlighted the strength and achievements of members of the Hispanic/Latino population. The program was delivered in Spanish with a deputy providing translation for Sheriff Sean Casey and Chief Deputy Shelbert Williams who gave brief remarks in English.
Rebecca Hernandez, a member of the jail’s mental health team, introduced Councilman Canek Aguirre (right) as the guest speaker. Councilman Aguirre, the first Latino elected to City Council, shared an inspirational message about how times of adversity can actually create new opportunities. He also discussed his commitment to public service and the importance of working with organizations that can help others.
Two participants, Julio Rivera-Molina and Luis Garces, read profiles of important Hispanic individuals and the audience also viewed a photo montage of well-known Hispanic figures who have contributed to science, culture, sports and other important fields.
Following the formal program, attendees enjoyed a meal featuring Mexican-style food.