Kent State to Host the Fifth Annual Hablemos “Let’s Talk” Conference

Photo of Joey PompignanoKent State University’s Latino Networking Caucus (LNC) and the Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) will host the fifth annual Hablemos “Let’s Talk” conference on May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. 

Hablemos is an annual spring event for the campus community, where students, faculty and staff engage in conversation about personal and professional development and the importance of higher education for the Latino/Hispanic community. Local students from Lorain High School’s Upward Bound program are invited to hear the message and participate in the discussion as well.

This year’s speakers include Kent State alumnus Joey Pompignano, who will address professional and academic development as a Latino in the United States, and Dan Ramos, who was the first Hispanic state representative of either caucus in either the Ohio House of Representatives or Senate to serve in a leadership position. 

Photo of Dan RamosThe conference sessions and the luncheon are free and open to the public, but reservations are required for the luncheon. The luncheon will take place in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony located on the third floor. Reservations can be made by emailing and will be accepted until April 28. 

For more information about the Hablemos conference or the Latino Networking Caucus, contact Rich Roldan, chairman of the Latino Networking Caucus, at 330-672-5391.

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Media Contacts:
Rich Roldan,, 330-672-5391
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Thursday, April 23, 2015 01:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
Haley Keding and Jake Crissman