The University of New Mexico is hosting an Honoring Culture: Advancing Social Justice event on Friday, Jan. 20 from 10–1:30 p.m. in the SUB Atrium and Cornell Mall on the University’s main campus. The event, a collaborative effort led by El Centro de la Raza, aims to encourage students to positively address social issues.

“The goal is to provide a platform to openly discuss race, gender, class, and other social issues in a progressive, inclusive way,” said Rosa Isela Cervantes, director, El Centro de la Raza. “We are hoping that the event helps students know that we are listening to their voices and we care.”

The event kicks-off with the presentation of a proclamation in honor of the event read by Vice President for Student Affairs Cheo Torres.

The program also includes panel discussions with professionals on various cultural and social justice events and movements. Lawrence Roybal, executive director for ENLACE Statewide Collaborative, will provide closing remarks and provide information on future related events.

For more information on this event, visit the UNM Student Affairs Events website or contact El Centro de la Raza at 505-277-5020.