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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Posted Oct. 17, 2011


On Oct. 5, Kent State University at Geauga Campus welcomed Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, Executive Director of HOLA Today to speak about how Hispanic immigration and culture affects our region. Dahlberg presented information about the growth of the Hispanic population in Lake County, both in population and economic development; particularly how this growth is directly related to the increase number of immigrants moving to the city of Painesville.  

Many students contributed to a lively discussion about issues that impact both Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Differing opinions about the impact of Hispanics in the area provided a valuable experience for all present. Dahlberg also spoke about the services HOLA offers to individuals and families.

HOLA stands for Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula (Organization of Hispanic Women of Lake and Ashtabula). According to the HOLA website, HOLA's mission is to improve quality of life in the areas of health, education, and economic well-being through advocacy, outreach and relationship building among Hispanics and non-Hispanics. For more information about HOLA visit 

This event is a part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration sponsored by the Geauga Campus University Diversity Advisory Committee