Victorero, Consul of Mexico, to speak at Hispanic Heritage kickoff event

Rose Itzcovitz
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Speakers at this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff is Mexican Consul Jorge Arturo Arguelles Victorero and former Clifton and Morenci teacher Gilbert Mesa.
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THATCHER — Attendees at the National Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event at Eastern Arizona College’s Lee Little Theater on Sept. 14 will have the chance to experience a piece of Mexican heritage.

One of the guest speakers at the free event will be Jorge Arturo Arguelles Victorero, Mexican Consul based in Douglas, and he will perform a traditional “el Grito.”

“The 16th is the (Mexican) Independence Day, and on the 16th, at midnight, the President of Mexico does a grito. And it goes back many, many years as a heritage yell,” said Bob Rivera with Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation.

The other guest speaker will be Gilbert Mesa, a former Clifton and Morenci teacher, and a member of the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame for his prowess on the baseball diamond when he attended high school at Tucson Pueblo. He was also a two-year starting pitcher for Eastern Arizona College, and he helped develop the baseball program…


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