missouri western hispanic heritage banquet guests

Alexis Arai, Dr. Federico Rivas-Gotz and Isaura Garcia will be featured guests at the Hispanic Heritage Banquet.

Sept. 22–Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with food, music and salsa dancing at the annual Missouri Western State University Hispanic Heritage Banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Fulkerson Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required at griff.vn/HHeritage22

The banquet will feature Latin cuisine and live music with Alexis Arai Y Su Grupo Latino. Alexis Arai’s four-octave range and eclectic style allows her to smoothly transition from the sultriest of jazz to the liveliest of pop. Arai performed on the stages of The Voice and American Idol and made it to the semifinals of Tengo Talento Mucho Talento. She performs bilingually both stateside and internationally.

The banquet will also feature remarks from Dr. Federico Rivas-Gotz of Mosaic Life Care and Isaura Garcia, member of the St. Joseph School District Board of Education.

The Missouri Western Hispanic Heritage Banquet is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Association of Latin American Students.

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit missouriwestern.edu.