The Mohawk Valley Latino Association (MVLA) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month during their annual meeting held at the Oneida County History Center on Saturday, September 17th.
The meeting will feature a talk by Wilfredo Alvarez, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication and Media at Utica University.
The MVLA works to improve the standards of living for all residents of the Mohawk Valley through various services that will educate and empower them. The organization’s goal is to achieve awareness amongst the different cultures of the Mohawk Valley and help shape the minds of our youth and demonstrate to them the incredible opportunities available within the Mohawk Valley and our nation.
Dr. Wilfredo Alvarez studies issues related to communication and social identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, social class, immigration, occupation, etc.). Dr. Alvarez earned a B.S. in communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. in communication from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in intercultural communication from the University of Colorado. Wilfredo’s latest books are Everyday Dirty Work: Invisibility, Communication, and Immigrant Labor, and Voicing Diverse Teaching Experiences, Approaches, and Perspectives in Higher Education.
This program will begin at 2 pm and is free and open to the public, and will take place in the History Center’s main gallery. For more information, visit the Oneida County History Center website or call (315) 735-3642.