Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Penn State Berks
Penn State Berks Latino Forum 2021
Friday, October 15 9:30 AM EDT
Penn State Berks invites you to celebrate our ninth annual Latino Forum. This year the event will be in-person with the option of a live stream virtual webinar. The Latino Forum is the celebration of the Hispanic/Latino culture and identity as well as a commitment to the Hispanic/Latino community. This is a safe space where faculty, staff, and students can reflect upon the challenges facing their junior and senior years in high school.
This year's Keynote speaker is Javier Ávila. In his one-man show this celebrated author sheds light on the American Latino experience with his unique brand of poetry. The high-octane, poignant, and hilarious one-man show The Perfect Latino consolidates Ávila’s talents as a poet and professor. The show is a blend of comedy and poetry to explore the American Latino experience that examines the issues of language, race, and belonging in an eye-opening performance where Ávila engages the audience.
All Hispanic/Latino high school students, their families, teachers, and mentors are invited and encouraged to join us for this event.
IF ATTENDING IN-PERSON: SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! Registration is required to attend the Forum.
High School students are asked to arrive on-campus by 9:00AM (contact your guidance office to see if they are providing transportation to campus and their specfic details). All non-PSU guests must sign and hand in the COVID-19 Acknowledgment Form. For students under 18 years old, your form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Chaperones cannot sign the form for you.
Current Berks students, faculty, and staff must pre-register but are not reqired to sign the Acknowledgment Form.
All guests must where masks while inside/during the Forum.
THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS WHO CAN ATTEND THE FORUM VIRTUALLY. You must register at least 24 hours in advance. Upon registration you will be sent the zoom link in your confirmation email.