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Asian/Mexican lunch recognizes those cultures

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DAWSON,  GA (WALB) - The National Peanut Research laboratory in Dawson celebrated Asian and Hispanic cultures Wednesday. The company brings in speakers six times a year to honor different minority groups.

Dawson They started off the event with a speaker who discussed the Asian-Pacific heritage, mainly focusing on art and dress. Then they turned their attention to the Hispanic heritage in honor of National Hispanic Heritage month.

The speaker talked about how much the group has contributed to our country over the years. 46 million Hispanics currently residing in the US. That number is expected to grow to 200 million by 2050. 

"We're giving them the opportunity to be acknowledged, respected, to embrace and promote understanding, so that these people can know we truly believe they are a part of our culture," said Tina Burney, Hispanic Heritage Speaker.

"I hope people realize we aren't as different as we are alike," said Debbie Roland of the National Peanut Research Laboratory. 

Afterward nearly 50 employees enjoyed an Asian/Mexican lunch.

A company spokesperson said it's important their employees understand all minority groups and their cultures.

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