Maria "Mayca" Alvarez will offer the keynote address for the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month observance at Arkansas Tech University on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
The virtual event will begin at 6 p.m. The link to access the speech will be https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78884869496?pwd=MytoWE11SGcxWWs1MW9EY1JCSDhTdz09. The meeting ID will be 788 8486 9496 and the passcode will be WZu9mu.
A native of Spain, Alvarez is president and co-founder of Mamas Unidas LR (United Moms of Little Rock). The non-profit organization provides college readiness information to the Hispanic community.
“There was a moment in my life when I dreamed of going to college," wrote Alvarez in a statement on the organization's website. "I was 17 years old, but my family’s social economic condition was a barrier to pursuing my dream. This is the reason why I am part of Mamas Unidas. I want to support students who have the same dream. This is the sole purpose of Mamas Unidas and our motivation to continue to grow as an organization.”
Learn more about Mamas Unidas LR at https://mamasunidaslr.org.
Alvarez also works as a TRIO assistant at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Wednesday's keynote address is sponsored by the ATU Department of Diversity and Inclusion.
Learn more at www.atu.edu/diversity.