AXA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with El Museo del Barrio

AXA will be solo corporate sponsor for the museum’s Super Sábado: Día de los Muertos!

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Colleen McGroarty
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October 10, 2016

NEW YORK – AXA in the United States, a leader in providing life insurance and annuity products, announced today that it will be sponsoring El Museo del Barrio’s Super Sábado: Día de los Muertos! on Saturday, Oct. 15. AXA is sponsoring this event as a part of the company’s larger celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts September 15 through October 15. 

“AXA has been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at our offices for several years and this year we are excited to expand that celebration beyond our walls to El Museo del Barrio and the broader community,” said Laurent Marvy, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, AXA. “Learning about and participating in new cultural opportunities is an important part of our Diversity and Inclusion practices as it helps us broaden our understanding of our colleagues and customers and therefore allows us to better serve them.” 

HERO (Hispanic Employee Resource Organization), one of AXA’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG), is leading the charge for AXA’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by organizing internal employee events as well as AXA participation in community events such as El Museo del Barrio’s Día de los Muertos. HERO’s mission is to promote Hispanic cultural awareness through education, empowerment and engagement in the AXA community. HERO has scheduled multiple events throughout AXA’s locations in New York City, New Jersey, Syracuse, and Charlotte.  Through these events, Hispanic employees will be able to share with and educate their colleagues on their heritage through food, blogs and cultural awareness events. 

Super Sábado: Día de los Muertos is a public program that celebrates Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition and is the museum’s largest program in its Super Sábado! series. This free, public event will take place October 15 at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104 Street in New York City from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Activities will include a street procession with professional folklore dancers, , art-making, storytelling, gallery visits, and performances. Artist-crafted altars will be displayed at the center of the celebration. Visit for more information.

About AXA

“AXA” is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC). 

AXA S.A. (also referred to as “AXA Group”) is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2016. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for eight consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2015. 

The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit

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