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Oakwood University Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Oakwood University Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on September 17, 2020

Latino and Hispanic students at Oakwood University gathered to celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sabbath, September 12, at the Unity Pond Amphitheatre and Pavilion. The socially-distanced, fully masked Sabbath morning program was organized by Elder Isaac Ibarra, special assistant to the president for Diversity and Inclusion, who was the speaker.



The program, entitled "A los pies de la Cruz" ("At the Foot of the Cross"), included a dramatic presentation that reminds us that coming to the foot of the the cross of Jesus is multicultural. "My heart was overwhelmed by witnessing more than 20 flags at the foot of the cross,” Ibarra said.

The mistress of ceremonies for the occasion was Dr. Eva Michelle Wheeler, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of English & Foreign Languages. Students from more than 20 nations participated in the celebration.
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