Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Thursday

Arkansas Tech University’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 will continue on Thursday, Sept. 29, with a keynote address by Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Gonzalez (photographed) leads the largest and oldest non-partisan Latino voter participation organization in the United States. Time magazine has selected him as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America.

Also on Thursday, the Arkansas Tech Department of Diversity and Inclusion will host a Tech Talks open forum entitled “The Wall” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Baswell Techionery.

The forum will serve as a safe space to ask questions and share thoughts, beliefs and comments about the proposed idea of building a wall along the United States-Mexico border.

Sponsors for Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 events at Arkansas Tech include the Department of Diversity and Inclusion, the International and Multicultural Student Services Office, the Department of English and World Languages, the Department of History and Political Science, the Hispanic Student Association and Sigma Delta Pi.

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 at Arkansas Tech.