||October 15, 2012
||Bonnie Hughes, Communications Officer, 509-865-8588 or email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heritage hosts Chicano and Chicana studies scholars
Toppenish, Wash.—More than 100 scholars from throughout the Pacific Northwest are traveling to Heritage University for the 2012 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Regional Conference on October 19 and 20.
During the conference, participants will discuss the current and future status of Chicano/Chicana studies in the Pacific Northwest as well as political, educational, social and immigration issues that impact Hispanic and Latino people in the region. Co-founder and former director of the K-12 Mexican American Studies Program (MES), Sean Arce will present the keynote address. MES was developed with great success to help narrow the performance gap between Mexican-American students and their counterparts. Arce received the first-ever Myles Horton Award for Teaching People’s History for his work from the Zinn Education Project in April 2012.
This is the first time that Heritage University is hosting a NACCS conference. The event takes place on the Toppenish campus in the Arts and Sciences Center. It is open to the public. Registration is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, contact Jose Moreno at Moreno_j@heritage.edu or (805) 216-5437.