A free, public panel discussion and luncheon addressing challenges facing the Milwaukee Hispanic community will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at in the Cyber Café at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Education Center at Walker’s Square, 816 W. National Ave. A question-and-answer period will follow.
The event is hosted by the MATC Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force, and sponsored by MATC’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee. It is part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities.
Maria Monreal-Cameron, retired chairperson of the Milwaukee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will moderate the discussion. Other speakers include Wilma Bonaparte, MATC Mequon Campus executive director; Andres E. Gonzalez, vice president, chief diversity officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin; Julian Adem Diaz de Leon, consul of Mexico in Milwaukee; Darryl Morin, president, Forward Latino; Arturo Martinez, director of the MATC Education Center at Walkers Square; Lupe Martinez, CEO, UMOS, and state director, LULAC; Teresa Mercado, executive director, Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation; Jose
Perez, alderman, Milwaukee District 12; Alex Ramierez, inspector, Milwaukee Police Department; and Nelson Soler, president and CEO, Latino Chamber of Commerce.
RSVP to [email protected].
Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of
southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Nearly 35,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 150 academic programs; transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 35 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.