ThinkWY to address 'The Faces of America & Diversity in the National Parks'

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Tonight, the ThinkWY Gathering, "The Faces of America & Diversity in the National Parks," will focus on on 500 years of Latino History in the US and cultural diversity in the National Parks. The program will feature film excerpts from Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). This is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country's largest minority group. Discussion leader and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent, David Vela, will present and discuss his work to encourage and implement cultural diversity in the national park system. Three panelists, Luther Probst, Desiree Ramirez, and Veronica Verdin will participate to share their perspectives and experiences working in conservation, advocating for youth leadership in the park system as well growing up Latino. The event is held in the Solver Dollar Showroom at the Wort Hotel tonight from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. *Feature Photo: Past ThinkWY event. h/t Wyoming Humanities Council /