Skip to main content
Intellect

Yvette Donosso Diaz will discuss Utah's ethnic diversity Nov. 30 at BYU

Yvette Donosso Diaz, executive director of Community and the Arts from Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.’s cabinet, will address “Utah’s Growing Ethnic Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities” on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on the Brigham Young University campus.

Diaz is one of two prominent female attorneys in the Governor’s office and is Utah's first Hispanic woman to hold a cabinet-level position.

Her stated objective is to “elevate the role of arts and bolster the role of ethnic affairs offices in economic development,” and she would like to “bridge departments such as libraries and museums; in ethnic affairs, she'd like to see the ethnic offices pool their resources.”

She was honored by Salt Lake Magazine as one of the ten women sure to change Utah.

Born to Colombian immigrant parents in Los Angeles, she is a BYU alumna, having graduated with honors in 1995 and received her J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1999.

This lecture is sponsored by Latin American Studies and will be archived online. For more information on Kennedy Center events, see the calendar and news online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Lee Simons

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

400 million voting records show persistent gaps in voter turnout by race, age, and political affiliation

August 10, 2022
A new study from BYU and the University of Virginia analyzed 400 million voter records from elections in 2014 and 2016 and found that minority citizens, young people, and those who support the Democratic Party are much less likely to vote than whites, older citizens, and Republican Party supporters. Moreover, those in the former groups are also more likely to live in areas where their neighbors are less likely to vote.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU students design affordable water filtration device to help provide clean water in Pakistan

August 02, 2022
A group of BYU engineering students decided to use their expertise to help with water quality challenges in Pakistan. The team of capstone students designed a prototype for an affordable, easy-to-use water filtration device that could easily be sourced and built in the Asian country of 220 million.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Forum: Something about mental health

July 26, 2022
Carl L. Hanson, BYU professor of public health, delivered Tuesday's forum address on campus. He discussed how we can obtain optimal mental health by better understanding it ourselves and being willing to be an advocate for others who struggle with mental illness.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=