Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee leaders to go ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

Sept. 17, 2019

law school exterior shotMILWAUKEE — Raquel Filmanowicz and Zeferino Cisneros of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee board of directors, will discuss “Upward Mobility: Assessing the Characteristics of Greater Milwaukee’s Growing Hispanic Workforce” in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

 Note that this time differs from typical lunch-hour “On the Issues” events.

Hispanics have accounted for much of the population growth in the Milwaukee area over the last two decades. But, while they are an increasingly important part of the regional workforce, a new study commissioned by HPGM finds cause for concern. The study, undertaken by the Wisconsin Policy Forum, shows that Hispanics are significantly underrepresented in high-wage occupations and that the educational achievement of young Hispanics isn’t sufficient to remedy that problem.

In this 90-minute event, Filmanowicz, Cisneros, and senior researcher Joe Peterangelo of the Wisconsin Policy Forumwill talk about the study’s implications.

Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Shelby Williamson, senior communication specialist, at shelby.williamson@marquette.edu.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or shelby.williamson@marquette.edu