Hispanic Area Council, WSU to Celebrate Emphasis Week with Issues Forum

OGDEN, Utah – The Hispanic Area Council will join with Weber State University on Feb. 28 at noon in the Shepherd Union Gallery to celebrate Hispanic Emphasis Week with an issues forum titled "Latinas on the Move."

The forum will include a panel discussion featuring university alumni and current students who have insightful experience with support services at WSU. There also will be a "Taste for Diversity" event featuring Latin cuisine and a drawing for a book scholarship.

"We want the campus community to become aware of and access the support services available to them," said Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo, Services for Multicultural Students counselor. "These support services can serve as a resource to enhance a student's success."

Panelists will include alumni AnnaJane Arroyo, Elizabeth Balcazar and Pamela Hernandez, as well as current university students Marina Carpio, Edna Hernandez, Veronica Ramirez and Gladys Tovey. A facilitator will ask a predetermined set of questions about the panelists' higher education accomplishments, challenges, barriers and advice.

Other events associated with Hispanic Emphasis Week include film presentations of "Mi Familia" and "The Motorcycle Diaries." For more information, call (801) 626-7331.

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Hispanic Emphasis Week Schedule:

Feb. 26

Hispanic Area Council at Student Senate, 1:30-3 p.m., Shepherd Union 352

Feb. 27

Film Presentation: "Mi Familia," starring Edward James Olmos and Jimmy Smits
Plot Summary: Traces three generations of an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs
Moderated by Visiting Psychology Lecturer Maria Parrilla de Kokal
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Shepherd Union 347

Feb. 28

Issues Forum: "Latinas on the Move"
A panel discussion featuring WSU alumni and current students who have insightful experience with university support services
A "Taste for Diversity" event featuring Latin cuisine (catered by Chartwells)
Drawing for a book scholarship
Time: Noon
Location: Shepherd Union Gallery

March 1

Film Presentation: "The Motorcycle Diaries," starring Gael Garcia Bernal
Plot Summary: The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip the young Che Guevara experienced, which led him to his life's calling
Moderated by Assistant History Professor J. Henry Ibarguen
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Shepherd Union 347

Contact:
Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo, Services for Multicultural Students counselor
(801) 626-7331 • mnakashima@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu