Hispanic Heritage Panel looks at strategic alliances across cultures

News release from IPFW:

Hispanic Heritage Panel looks at strategic alliances across cultures

Hispanic Heritage Month at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) takes an in-depth look at cross-cultural alliances with an international panel discussion, Tuesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Walb Union Ballroom. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Panelists scheduled to appear are:

? Mastora Bakhiet, executive director, Darfur Women Network
? Fernando Zapari, El Mexicano newspaper
? Nyen Chen, Catholic Charities
? Luz Piedad Ostrognai, Catholic Charities
? Raquel Foster, Fort Wayne Police Department, public information officer
? Paulette Nellems, NAACP
? Moderator: Alice Jordan-Miles, Indiana Suicide Prevention

The panelists will be sharing the experiences that led them to become involved in community affairs. They will also discuss the development of cross-cultural alliances and answer questions for the audience.

For more information, contact Christopher W. Riley, assistant director of multicultural services/CTE coordinator, 260-481-6847 or

For a complete listing of Hispanic Heritage Month activities, go to


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