Ozarka College to Host Hispanic/Latin American Voices

Ozarka College – Melbourne will host The American Voices Series, Hispanic/Latin American Voices, on Wednesday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the John E. Miller Education Complex Lecture Hall.

“One of the goals of the American Voices Series is for Ozarka students and community members to obtain a clearer and more honest appreciation of whom Hispanic/Latin American citizens and immigrants are. Another is to learn their historic and contemporary origins; what are their hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears,” said Rodney Williams, history instructor at Ozarka College – Mountain View. “This event will help all to understand more fully the issues that face Hispanic/Latin American citizens and us in our shared democracy; to learn about them, to learn from them, to learn with them.”

Ian Beard of the Old State House Museum in Little Rock and Thomas Fernandez of Arkansas State University – Beebe will be special guests. Beard will present on the topic of the Mexican-American War and Fernandez will present on Hispanic/Latin American art/artists. The event will also include panelists, Dr. Justin Castro, Luis Govas, Gina Gomez and Juan Ramirez.

All are invited to attend, but a reservation is requested. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Joan Stirling, vice president of planning and institutional research at Ozarka College, at 870-368-2007 or jstirling@ozarka.edu.

Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical/community college, with locations in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The college offers 28 associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education and adult basic education.