WVC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with speaker Saul Flores Oct. 4-5

Sept. 14, 2023

Media Contacts:
Edith Gomez, WVC at Omak campus life and diversity coordinator, egomez@wvc.edu
Jennifer Korfiatis, WVC interim public information officer, 509-682-6436

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Wenatchee Valley College is hosting speaker Saul Flores, who will present “The Walk of the Immigrants” on both campuses. He will present in Wenatchee in the Jack and Edna Maguire Conference Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at noon. He will present in Omak in room 401/402 on Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon. Both events are free and open to the public.

Flores is a philanthropist, photojournalist, and speaker who has shared his story at over 250 universities, organizations, and companies. In 2010, Saul Flores walked 5,328 miles through ten countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown of Atencingo, Mexico. Learn more about Flores at campuspeak.com/saul-flores.

"We are honored to host Saul Flores during Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Edith Gomez, campus life and diversity coordinator at WVC at Omak. “His story embodies the resilience and determination rooted in Hispanic culture, and it is a perfect way to celebrate the rich cultural contributions of Hispanic communities.”


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