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Presente in Oklahoma!” Lunch and Learn panel discussion

September 26, 11 a.m.1 p.m.

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September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

To celebrate the significant contributions of Hispanics in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Historical Society Multicultural Office will host the panel discussion Presente in Oklahoma! The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center on Tuesday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The panel discussion will focus on contributions to the development of the Hispanic community in the state by consulate offices. Representatives from Latin America in Oklahoma will share the importance of their multiple services, their relation to the immigration process, and the multilateral positive impacts of international cooperation. Beyond these services, consulate offices naturally promote cross-cultural understanding through collaboration with Oklahomans.

Cinthya Allen, diversity, equity and inclusion strategist at Arvest Bank, will moderate the panel. Enrique Villar-Gambetta, honorary consul of Peru in Oklahoma and chair of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team, and Edurne Pineda, general consul of Mexico in Oklahoma, will join the discussion.

Villar-Gambetta has an extensive list of foreign official missions, including developing a successful agreement between Sister Cities International in Edmond, Oklahoma, and Peru, as well as educational and commercial international relations. Pineda opened the new Consulate of Mexico in Oklahoma City earlier this year and will provide insights about the consular services and assistance to the growing Mexican community and the larger community interested in multilateral collaborations.

Attendees can pre-purchase a lunch box prepared by Hidalgo’s when registering for the event. Lunch orders must be placed on or before Thursday, September 21, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. The options include Fajitas (beef, chicken, or vegetarian) or the Famous Peruvian Lomo Saltado, at a cost of $15 plus processing fees.

For additional questions, you may call Oklahoma Historical Society’s Multicultural Officer, Saidy H. Orellana, at (405) 522-5204 or email saidy.orellana@history.ok.gov, or visit www.okhistory.org

Register for the event.




September 26
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105