St Norbert College to host development event for Hispanic/Latino students

Friday, March 5, 2010

From St. Norbert College, February 9, 2010
by Chelsey Gruetzmacher, chelsey.gruetzmacher@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College's office of multicultural student services, in collaboration with the department of leadership, service and engagement, will hold "Para un Futuro Mejor" (For a Better Future): a leadership development and community event for Hispanic/Latino students on Friday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Bemis International Center. Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors from across the greater Green Bay area, Appleton, and the Lake County, Ill., area are welcome. St. Norbert College will provide transportation and lunch.

The agenda for the day includes arrival at 9:30 a.m., the keynote address at 10:15 a.m., various workshops from 11 a.m. until noon, lunch, and workshops at 1 p.m. until departure at 2 p.m. The keynote speaker is Michael Benitez Jr., an activist-scholar whose presentations provide a critical and multi-contextual framework for empowerment and education, while addressing issues of diversity and social justice; cross- and inter-cultural unity; knowledge representation and equity; leadership and youth development; and multiculturalism.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College office of multicultural student services at 920-403-4023, Bridget Martin at bridgit.martin@snc.edu, or Maria Sostre at maria.sostre@snc.edu.