At this time, I am working to find Hispanic first responders who can participate in this event. Sounds like a good one.
Save the date!
OSHEN Hispanic Heritage Event
150 Years of Latino(a) Contributions in Oregon
September 15, 2009 Capitol Galleria 10:00am to 2:00pm
Oregon State Hispanic Employees’ Network is embracing the state’s sesquicentennial efforts this year and proudly celebrates 150 Years of Latino(a) Contributions in Oregon!
Event Schedule:10:00am – 11:30am
Networking, booths open and Latino(a) art on display11:30am – 12:15pm
Woodburn High School Mariachi Band performs12:15pm – 12:45pm
Dr. Marcela Mendoza speaks on 150 Years of Latino(a) Contributions in Oregon12:45pm – 1:15pm
Ballet Folklórico Tlanese performs traditional Mexican dances1:15pm – 2:00pm
Networking, booths open, and Latino(a) art on display
Keynote Speaker bio: Dr. Marcela Mendoza is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and research. Marcela has conducted fieldwork with indigenous peoples of the South American Gran Chaco, and published extensively on the issue. She has also worked with Mexican immigrants in the American South and the Pacific Northwest. Marcela currently serves as Interim Executive Director for Centro LatinoAmericano in Eugene.
The event promises to be educational and culturally enriching. We hope to see you there!