Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with Luncheon, Keynote Speaker Allert Brown-Gort

NORTHEAST – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast is hosting a Hispanic Luncheon Sept. 22 with keynote speaker on Latino Affairs, Allert Brown-Gort.

Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture.

“This month honors the diverse people of Spanish-speaking backgrounds in the United States,” said Diana Jackson, assistant director of Diversity Affairs at Ivy Tech−Northeast. “From Sept. 15 to Oct.15, a multitude of special programs, events, exhibits and websites celebrate the heritage, culture, spirit and extraordinary contributions of Hispanic Americans. Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast Diversity Affairs and Multicultural Student Organization is proud to support and honor Hispanic Heritage Month.”

Event Details:

11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
Student Life Center (Room 513) at Ivy Tech’s North Campus (4900 St. Joe Road)
This event is invitation-only.

Gort BrownAbout Allert Brown-Gort
Allert Brown-Gort is associate director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame. A citizen of both the United States and Mexico, he has worked at the University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University, the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and Televisa in Mexico City. At these institutions he has worked on Latino, NAFTA, and Latin American issues. Brown-Gort is currently involved in a national qualitative study of the political opinions and policy priorities of the Mexican migrant and Mexican American communities. For more information contact Diana Jackson, assistant director of diversity affairs, at 260-480-4115 or djackson@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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