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UU professor to give featured talk to help mark Hispanic Heritage month

Posted 9/10/22

The Mohawk Valley Latino Association will help celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a featured talk at the Oneida County History Center.

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UU professor to give featured talk to help mark Hispanic Heritage month

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UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Latino Association will help celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a featured talk at the Oneida County History Center by Wilfredo Alvarez, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and media at Utica University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, the center’s main gallery, 1608 Genesee St.

Alvarez studies issues related to communication and social identity, such as race, ethnicity, social class, immigration and occupation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in communication from Florida State University, and a doctorate in intercultural communication from the University of Colorado.

An author, Wilfredo’s most recent books include: “Everyday Dirty Work: Invisibility, Communication, and Immigrant Labor,” and “Voicing Diverse Teaching Experiences, Approaches, and Perspectives in Higher Education.”

The Mohawk Valley Latino Association encourages attendance and participation at its annual membership meeting which will follow the talk. The meetings, officials say, are informational, full of energy and ideas and beneficial to the Latino community. 

The Mohawk Valley Latino Association seeks to improve the standards of living for all residents of the Mohawk Valley through various services that will educate and empower them, the announcement said. The organization’s goal is to achieve awareness amongst the different cultures of the Mohawk Valley and help shape the minds of the youth and demonstrate to them the incredible opportunities available within the Mohawk Valley and the nation.

More information about the MVLA can be found online at www.mvlautica.org.

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