Smith Diversity Officer Victor Mullins and Advisory Board Member Antonio Tijerino will Provide Students with Unique Forum to Share their Experiences, Perspectives, and Vision
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and the Robert H. Smith School of Business will be provide their students a unique platform to discuss Latinx experiences, perspectives, and visions on Monday, October 14th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Undergraduate Student Lounge in the Van Munching Hall, University of Maryland.
“It’s more important that we listen to our community than talk to our community,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and a graduated of University of Maryland who currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Smith School of Business. “This Charla will allow the Smith School leadership as well as fellow students to better understand, appreciate and support each other. I’m grateful to the Smith School for acknowledging the complex journeys and positions of our student body in an effort to better serve them during their time at University of Maryland and into their careers as Smith Terps.”
Charlas are HHF’s interactive, audience-led, dynamic platforms organized across the country on a variety of topics. At the Charlas, the actual community is able to present, discuss and share personal experiences as well as ideas, actions and projects through a series of five-minute, back-to-back presentations which range from extemporaneous to formal.
“The amazing diversity of thought, talent, and background that we enjoy at Smith is accompanied by the challenge of ensuring all our represented groups are heard. The charlas will create a venue to hear Smith voices, to inspire and to connect!” said Dr. Victor C. Mullins, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Diversity Officer.
RSVP HERE to attend or submit a presentation topic to be considered as a presenter. Allies are welcomed.
Charlas are focused on SPEAKing, LISTENing, CONNECTing, and STRENGTHENing the Latinx community in an effort to also encourage collaboration, support and connectivity. The participants leave with new perspectives, inspirations, and a stronger network. Participants continue to be engaged through HHF’s LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) Network and the organization’s year-round programs.
About Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects innovative Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org) Follow HHF on Facebook and Twitter.