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Latino youth forum scheduled

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From page A12 | October 17, 2013 |

The fourth in a series of public forums designed to foster increased understanding and appreciation of local cultures will focus on Latino youths.

The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Room 800 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Parking is free in the student parking lot. Anyone interested in learning more about the myriad cultures found in Yolo County is welcome to attend.

Manuel Barajas, a sociology professor at Sacramento State, will be the keynote speaker and a panel discussion will follow. Barajas’ topic will be “Latino Youth and the Future of California: Why It’s in All Our Vested Interest to Help Our Youth Succeed.”

The forums are an outgrowth of efforts by the Yolo County’s Multi-Cultural Community Council to enrich understanding of Yolo County’s diverse population and to celebrate how cultural knowledge expands our ability to accept and appreciate differences.

The Multi-Cultural Community Council, whose members come from every corner of Yolo County, was created by Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. The council, which sponsors culture-enriching forums and events and advises Reisig, is chaired by Jesse Ortiz.

For more information, contact Ortiz at jortiz@yccd.edu or Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven at jonathan.raven@yolocounty.org.

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