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September 12, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoffs Today at IPFW

Key Info

  • Kickoff Celebration at Alumni Plaza Thursday, September 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Theme for this year is Global Fort Wayne
  • “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Where We Stand Right Now”- Tuesday, September 24, Walb Union, Room 114 noon-1:15 p.m.
  • Tortillas en la Communidad Tuesday, October 1, Walb Classic Ballroom 6-8 p.m.

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month is set to kick off today Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the Alumni Plaza from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The opening event features a resource fair, as well a DJ playing Latino influenced music.

Cultural cuisine will also be available. This year the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is Global Fort Wayne. The purpose of this theme is to recognize all of the different Hispanic cultures represented in Summit City.

Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally recognized and celebrated from September 15 to October 15. Other events include:

  • “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Where We Stand Right Now.” – Max Montesino, Ph.D., Organizational Leadership and Supervision, addresses immigration and how it affects us on Tuesday, September 24 in Walb Union, Room 114 from noon - 1:15 p.m.
  •  “Tortillas en la Communidad (Tortillas in the Community) - Latino students at IPFW will offer testimonials on the importance of education. The event will also feature Latino influenced performances and cuisine. All IPFW students are welcome and encouraged to bring their families. This event takes place Tuesday, October 1 in Walb Classic Ballroom from 6-8 p.m.

For more information contact Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 260-481-6847,