Nebraska celebrates Latino Heritage Month
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:09
September not only marks the beginning of the fall season, but a time of celebration for the Latino community in Nebraska.
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 marks Latino Heritage Month. This is a time dedicated to observing the unique cultural aspects of the Hispanic population as well as the avocation of social justice, promotion of equality and bridging economic, cultural and social gaps in the Latino metro area.
This fall, the University of Nebraska at Omaha wishes to promote these goals. Several organizations within UNO will be working together to create events to raise awareness of the relationships and impact Hispanics have in the community.
One such event will be held on Oct. 2. The Association of Latin American Students, American Multicultural Students, Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies will hold a panel discussion. The panel will focus on the immigration reform bill, a debate that is weighing the question of whether unauthorized immigrants should be able to purchase health care or be eligible for Obamacare.
The panel will run from noon to 2 p.m. in the Nebraska Room in the Milo Bail Student Center with lunch included and will feature speakers such as lawyers, professors, immigration non-profit leaders and community organizers.