ArPA’s Diversity Committee Active in the Community for Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month was from September 15th through October 15th
On September 22, 2016, the ArPA Diversity Committee partnered with the Arkansas Hispanic Health Coalition, Arkansas Human Development Corporation, Ventanilla de Salud, and Mexican Consulate to host a discussion with Latino leaders in Arkansas. Topics of discussion included acculturation, accessing academic accommodations for youth, legal issues, and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Participants included various Latino professionals and community members, as well as the Mexican Consular.
On October 8, 2016, the ArPA Diversity Committee participated in the UCA Amigo Cup, one of the largest Latino health fairs in the state. One of the primary objectives of the UCA Amigo Cup is to attract Latino students to UCA to increase and retain Latino student enrollment. The event attracted approximately 500 attendees. There were various health professional providing health screenings, as well as a number of activities, including a soccer tournament. The ArPA Diversity Committee had a table providing Mental Health screenings, in addition to resources in Spanish.
On Saturday, October 15th, the ArPA Diversity Committee participated in the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Health Fair at a Community Center in Little Rock, AR. This event typically draws over 300 attendees and provides various health screenings and resources. ArPA’s Diversity Committee had a table providing mental heath resources and screenings in Spanish. A number of activities and games were also available at the event.