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Latino Heritage Month @ GRCC

Join them for riveting discussions about the diverse experiences of the Latino community.

About this event

Tuesday, September 21

Marisel Herrera

1:00 PM (EST)

“First Gen Superpowers: Latino identity and the mindset to succeed”

Marisel Herrera understands what it is like to be a first-generation, urban, academically talented Latina college student who successfully rebounded. Author of Puerto Rican Goldilocks: A Lyrical Journey Through El Barrio, Herrera is a high-impact speaker, consultant and Certified Coach. As an educational leader with 25 years of experience, she equips diverse audiences with an arsenal of tangible tools and insights that empower their success. Herrera’s message affirms the power of education, faith, resiliency, culture, relationships and community to transform one’s life.


Monday, October 11

Bri Sérráno

Noon (EST)

PRIDE OUTside the Box: “LatinX: Unpacking the experiences of transgender and non-binary communities.”

Bri Sérráno is a Capricorn, first-generation student, neurodiverse/Latinx/trans/masc/non-binary, and queer scholar of intersectional transgender studies. Bri’s research examines race consciousness in holistic admissions at selective institutions, the gender binary in admissions, and the insider/outsider experience of queer and trans Latinx/o people in higher education. This work is explored through the theoretical framework of Critical Trans Politics (Spade, 2015). Bri currently lives on the unceded lands of the Tongva people.


Wednesday, October 13

Dr. Javier Ávila

6:00 PM (EST)

“The Trouble With My Name”

Dr. Javier Ávila’s nationally acclaimed one-man show,”The Trouble With My Name,” blends storytelling, comedy, and poetry to shed light on the American Latino experience. Culturally rich and profoundly educational, the presentation provides audiences with an excellent platform for a continued conversation on equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism. In 2015, Dr. Ávila was named Pennsylvania’s Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is the first Latino to receive this honor.

Upcoming Dates

No future dates are known at this time.

Past Dates

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 pm