Wednesday, September 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hosted on Zoom
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a panel discussion, “The Hispanic/Latinex Legacy: Strength and Hope in the Face of Persistent Adversities”, on Wednesday, September 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Keeping with the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 — “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future” — the panel will focus on the history of resilience in the face of socio-political, and economic adversities faced by Hispanic/Latinex folks and communities, and how even during the most difficult of times, Hispanic/Latinex people have continued to make numerous positive impacts in our society, country, and the world at large.
The panel will also discuss how despite the fact that US economy would suffer tremendous and irrecoverable losses without Hispanic/Latinex folks and communities, businesses, food, culture, music, labor etc. they are still seen as outsiders in their own homes and communities. The goal of this panel is to raise awareness about Hispanic Heritage Month, and Hispanic/Latinex issues that have been documented throughout history but is persistent to this day.