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2012 Latino Heritage Celebration Begins
Journalist and correspondent Vivianna Hurtado will deliver the keynote address Thursday.
September 12, 2012
Vivianna Hurtado, veteran journalist and Wise Latina Club Founder, will deliver the keynote address at Betts Theatre Thursday, kicking off GW’s annual Latino Heritage Celebration.
This year’s celebration, titled “Sin Fronteras: Breaking Barriers,” features more than a dozen events sponsored by a number of student organizations. Highlights include Latino Night at Nationals Park, a Latino American film series and GW’s 17th annual La Fiestasa, featuring live music, dancing and food.
“The theme for this year’s Latino Heritage Celebration focuses on the challenge of learning from our past and committing ourselves to the contributions we continue to make to the fabric of this country,” said senior Miguel Alvarez, Latino Heritage Celebration committee chair. “For many of us, America is our place of birth as well as a home that represents hope and freedom. Latino Heritage Celebration celebrates the empowerment of the Latino culture and heritage on a university scale.”
Dr. Hurtado has covered top national and international events for ABC News, Al Jazeera English, Univision, CNN Latino and Fox News Latino, and has served as a guest host on NPR’s Tell Me More. She also serves as the host of Hispanic Business Today, which is nationally syndicated on NBC.
Dr. Hurtado is also the blogger-in-chief and founder of the award-winning website The Wise Latina Club, which provides commentary from the Latina perspective on current events, politics and pop culture.
Her keynote address, which will begin at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center. Click here to RSVP.
For a full list of events, click here. For more information, contact the MSSC at 202-994-6772 or email@example.com.