September 15 through October 15 is Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month! So far, Tunheim has been supporting local restaurants that serve the best authentic cuisine and listening to local Hispanic organizations creating positive change in our community. Personally, I love making traditional family recipes, hearing stories from my grandma and diving deeper into Mexico’s history. Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month is all about celebrating the cultures and achievements of Latinx Americans and recognizing the contributions and positive influence they have had on our society and country.
One of the ways Tunheim is celebrating Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month is by supporting COPAL (Communities Organizing Latinx Power and Action), an organization established to unite Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community guidelines. They are focused on a future that is equitable, fulfilling and environmentally sustainable for all with programs focused on the environment, education, immigration, leadership and boosting the Minnesota Latino vote.
They truly do it all and their adaptability to meet community needs during the pandemic is amazing. During these uncertain and challenging times, COPAL developed a Navigators program in collaboration with CAPI USA to support members of the community who may have lost their jobs, need assistance with access to food or health insurance, help with their taxes, census questions and overall connect them with the resources they need.
Tunheim shows dedication to the Twin Cities by making sure our community members have access to the resources they need for success and ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard. We support and appreciate COPAL’s efforts to activate the Minnesota Latino vote, because only together can we achieve an equitable society in Minnesota and create the necessary resources and pathways for everyone’s needs to be met and potential reached.
Learn more about COPAL’s programming and initiatives by visiting https://copalmn.org/.