WCTC’s Multicultural Resource Center to host online Women’s History Month, Cesar Chavez Day programs
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, March 18, 2021) – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) is celebrating Women’s History Month and Cesar Chavez Day this month with two separate online events – both free and open to the public -- coordinated by the College’s Multicultural Resource Center.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EVENT
In celebration of Women’s History Month, which highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society, the College is hosting Berna Anat on Thursday, March 25, from noon to 1 p.m.
Anat, who refers to herself as a “Financial Hype Woman,” creates financial education media online at @HeyBerna. She is a producer, speaker and financial influencer dedicated to making financial literacy more fun and accessible through videos, workshops and social media stories. Her focus is on teaching young people the absolute basics of money.
Anat has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times and Buzzfeed, and she has presented at the Girlboss Rally, Google and Snapchat. She recently won the Plutus Award for Most Entertaining Financial Content Creator, and was named one of ABS-CBN's Global Pinoy Idols, awarded to the 10 most influential Filipinx people in the United States.
>> To join the online event on March 25 at noon, visit https://wctc.zoom.us/j/96217464486
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY EVENT
Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated on March 31 and recognizes the birth and legacy of civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez. This year, WCTC will honor the day with a special online presentation featuring Lupe Martinez, chief executive officer and president of United Migrant Opportunity Service (UMOS). The online event is planned for Wednesday, March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Martinez has devoted his entire 51-year professional career at UMOS to improving the living and working conditions of migrant and seasonal farm workers and other low-income/underserved populations. He works to make a difference in the lives of the 300,000 people annually who walk through UMOS’ doors seeking employment, safety, education, home energy and food assistance. Martinez, who is a former migrant farm worker, is also active in numerous community organizations and has held leadership roles in the National Farmworker Alliance, Farmworker Justice, Governor’s Council on Migrant Labor (for Wisconsin) and EMPLOY Milwaukee among others.
>> To join the online event on March 31 at 11:30 a.m., visit https://wctc.zoom.us/j/96755476466.
WCTC’s Multicultural Resource Center strives to grow and sustain a culture where all people are valued. It seeks to prepare all students and staff to work actively toward equity by providing knowledge, dispositions, and skills for acceptance and inclusion among diverse groups. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu/mrc.
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu