Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/25/2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

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NEWS RELEASE – Washington County Historical Society
Sept. 13, 2022
Contact: Dave Edmark
479-521-4681
dedmark@uark.edu

 

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration set for Sept. 25 at Shiloh Museum

 

A panel discussion on Hispanic heritage issues with local speakers, a musical rendition of the culture and samples of Hispanic cuisine will be featured during an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The activity is sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society and will be presented from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale.

 

The panelists will be Paul Davis, Tyson Foods vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer; the Rev. Clint Schnekloth, board chair and founder of Canopy NWA, and Lynn Mosesso, former director of graduate and international recruitment and admissions at the University of Arkansas.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans past and present. The celebration from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 coincides with the Independence Day observances of Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

 

The historical society’s Diverse Settlers Committee is organizing the event. The committee is chaired by Margaret Clark and includes members Calvin White Jr., Alice Ann Simkins and Joshua Youngblood,

 

“Sharing other people’s cultures with your children helps build their respect and curiosity in addition to helping them understand the vastness of the world we live in,” Clark said. “More than a quarter of all Boys and Girls Club members identify as Latino in our area.”