A free morning seminar March 5 at the University of Louisville will focus on the “State of Latinos in Louisville.”

The 9 a.m. to noon event will involve discussions in Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center, 2315 S. First Street Walk.

Sessions will feature information about Louisville’s Latino population, assessment of the needs and strengths of the emerging community and the start of a process to chart a better future. Speakers will discuss statistics about the local Latino community and address public education before the group divides into panel discussions about issues.

Organizers hope the seminar will be the first of several this year. Although the event is free, participants are asked to register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-latinos-sol-in-louisville-tickets-21391864643.

Sponsors at UofL include the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice and the Cultural Center’s Hispanic and Latino Initiatives. Community sponsors include La Casita Center, Americana Community Center and Al Día en América newspaper.

For more information, contact Enid Trucios-Haynes, Muhammad Ali Institute interim director, at 502-852-7694 or enid.trucios-haynes@louisville.edu.

John Karman, III
John Karman joined the Office of Communications and Marketing in 2014 after a 20-plus year career as a Louisville journalist. He has served as director of media relations since 2015. In that role, he answers reporters’ inquiries and is the university’s main spokesperson. John was a reporter for Business First of Louisville from 1999 to 2013. There, he won numerous awards from the Louisville chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists and American City Business Journals, parent company to Business First. John can die happy after seeing the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series, although he would also enjoy another title.