Public Invited to Free Hispanic Heritage Month Event; NPR Reporter to Speak


South Piedmont Community College will host NPR reporter Kayla Young for a special event in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to the public.

Young is a bilingual reporter covering immigration, race, and equity for WFAE, an NPR member station in Charlotte, and La Noticia, the state’s biggest Spanish-language newspaper. Young has also reported for the Grand Cayman’s Cayman Compass newspaper and worked as a freelancer for the Center for Investigative Journalism, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and ABC News. She uses her Spanish fluency to investigate and report on issues related to immigration and deportation.

Young will speak at South Piedmont Community College’s OCH Main Building at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. The OCH campus is located at 4209 Old Charlotte Highway in Monroe.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Director of Student Life, Engagement, and Leadership Alen Doty at rdoty@spcc.edu or 704-272-5375.

“At South Piedmont, we strive to provide engaging, educational programming to both our students and the broader community,” Doty said.

“We are pleased to host Kayla Young and provide access to her wealth of knowledge on immigration, deportation, and other issues facing the Latino community. Her talk is sure to be informative, thought-provoking, and enlightening for all who attend.”

Young’s talk will culminate a full schedule of Hispanic Heritage Month events at South Piedmont. Other events include weekly movies that explore the Hispanic culture, a demonstration in traditional cut-paper folk art, educational presentations, and virtual walk-throughs of Hispanic history.

For more information on Student Life, Engagement, and Leadership at South Piedmont, visit spcc.edu/student-life.



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