An Orientation to Southwest Detroit’s Latino History and Some Considerations Re Health

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Date: September 24, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom meeting
Category: Seminar

The Wayne State University School of Medicine Latino Medical Student Association presents Osvaldo Rivera. Born in Puerto Rico and living in southwest Detroit most of his life, Rivera has been active in community advocacy and human services for more than five decades. He served as director of Community Engagement at Southwest Detroit, as Mental Health director for ACCESS, as the executive director of Latino Family Services and as dean of Students at Wayne County Community College. In 1998, he started a 10-year tenure as director of Multicultural Affairs and assistant professor of Social Work/Sociology at Madonna University. He also provided oversight of Children/Family Special Projects for the Wayne County division of the State of Michigan’s Department of Human Services. Recently retired, he consults with a number of social service and arts organizations, and teaches Social Work classes at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Afro Latino History and Culture at WSU.

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Angelina Palacios