Empowering the LatinX Community

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3000 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

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Watch on Facebook Live on Wednesday, September 23 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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Listen to a panel of Latinx authors, researchers, professors and entrepreneurs discuss their books and writings about social justice, getting politically active, and making a change in their communities.  Due to recent unrest as a result of racism in our country and an upcoming election now is the best time to learn how you can be the change in this country. 

"Empowering the LatinX Community: How to get involved and incite change now."
Event Date: Wednesday, September 23
Event Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  


Chandra Brooks is a Best Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, and Entrepreneur and founder of The Powerhouse Academy & The Powerhouse Women. A program that turns women leaders with a message, movement or business idea into full-time Entrepreneurs. She's been named one of the Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley from the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Women of The Year in Advocacy from 100 Black Women of Silicon Valley and Latina with Vision Award from New York Life.

Marcos Pizarro is the Associate Dean of the College of Education and a Professor of Chicanx Studies at San José State University.  He coordinates MAESTRXS, a social justice teacher collective developing and implementing a transformative education model with Latinx communities; works with schools on the development and implementation of Latinx Studies curricula to enhance Latinx student engagement; and co-coordinates the Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice.

María Joaquina Villaseñor (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is a Professor of Chicanx/Latinx Studies at California State University, Monterey where she has been a faculty member since 2006. Dr. Villaseñor teaches courses in Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies and is a co-author of The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature (2017). Creative non-fiction and memoir are research interests, teaching interests, and creative interests, as well; her essays have appeared in RemezclaThe Acentos Review and Full Grown People. Dr. Villaseñor is a Faculty Associate in the Office of Inclusive Excellence at her university, and in 2015, was named an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She is a lifelong Californian, a twin, and a mother of twins.


Wednesday, 23 September, 2020

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