Black-Latino Ties To Be Discussed Dec. 2

A national teleconference on strengthening black and Latino alliances in higher education will be screened live at the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Facility from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. It will be followed by a campus forum on improving partnership between AHANA constituencies at Boston College.

"Blacks and Latinos in Higher Education: Coalition or Competition?" will be sponsored by the magazine Black Issues in Higher Education and broadcast via satellite from the University of Maryland.

Hosting the broadcast and accompanying forum at Boston College is a coalition of AHANA organizations that includes the Office of AHANA Student Programs, the Black Student Forum, the Organization of Latin American Affairs and the AHANA Leadership Council.

"The greater good will be served if we can talk about how the various sectors of AHANA can begin collaborating," said AHANA Student Programs Director Donald Brown, who invited all members of the BC community to participate in the event. "Dialogue is needed to improve the quality of life for AHANA students - and indeed, all students - here at Boston College."

The broadcast teleconference will be moderated by CNN correspondent Maria Hinojosa and Radio One host Joe Madison. Panelists will be Antonio Flores, president of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; University of New Mexico Law Professor Margaret Montoya; Henry Ponder, president of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; university administrators Winston E. Thompson of the Connecticut state university system, Madelaine Marquez of Hampshire College, and M. Rick Turner of the University of Virginia, and psychiatrist and author Frances Cress Welsing.

-Mark Sullivan

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