St. Norbert College to Host Development Event for Hispanic/Latino Students

Friday, March 22, from 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 12, 2013
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 902-403-3089


St. Norbert College's Office of Multicultural Student Services, in collaboration with the Office of Admission, will hold its fourth annual Latino Community Day, a college awareness and community event for Hispanic/Latino students on Friday, March 22, from 10:15 a.m.--3 p.m. in Michels Commons and the F.K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert college campus. Roughly 200 Hispanic/Latino high school students from across the greater Green Bay, Appleton, Milwaukee areas and Waukegan, Ill., areas will be attending the event. St. Norbert College will provide transportation and lunch.

The agenda for the day includes arrival at 10 a.m., a keynote address at 10:30 a.m., lunch, and various workshops from 12:15 p.m. until departure at 3 p.m. The keynote speaker is Joaquín Zihuatanejo (pronounced wa Keen--say Watt ah nay o), a poet, spoken word artist and award-winning teacher. Born and raised in the barrio of east Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Sometimes brutal, but always honest, his work depicts the essence of barrio life.

Also coming to campus will be Susana De Leon (pronounced Day-lee-own), an immigration lawyer/advocate and a partner/owner of the De Leon & Nestor, LLC, law firm in Minneapolis. De Leon will be facilitating a workshop at the event.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Office of Multicultural Student Services at 920-403-4023, or Bridget Martin at bridgit.martin@snc.edu.