Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas

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We have just a bit more from a penel discussion conducted last week a the annual Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas conference. Kymara Seals, the policy director for Arkansas Public Policy Panel, and Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston, talk about voting and elections.

Courtesy / HWOA

Saturday the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas will mix food, music and more in a partially-virtual, partially-drive-through "Festival Anual De Mayo."

In the '90s, an industry  boom in Northwest Arkansas drew large numbers of Latinos to the area.  During that time a group of women, mostly Hispanic, joined together to encourage cross-cultural participation. Today, half of the State's Latino population resides in Northwest Arkansas and The Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas continues to advocate for community engagement.