Latino Heritage Celebration Keynote Address: LUCY FLORES

Latino Heritage Celebration

The George Washington University Presents

2015 Latino HeritageCelebration

Revolucionarios: Latinos Rising

Tuesday, September 15

Keynote Speaker: LUCY FLORES

Media & Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium ǀ 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Lucy Flores is a former Nevada State Assemblywoman and candidate for Lt. Governor. The daughter of immigrants, Lucy grew up in a challenging community in North Las Vegas. When Lucy was 9 years old, her mother left her family, leaving Lucy to care for her siblings. Lucy fell in with the wrong crowd and fell through the cracks eventually ending up on juvenile parole at 15 and dropping out of school at 17. But, through hard work and the investment of people who believed in her, she got her GED, enrolled in community college and eventually earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from USC. From there, she worked her way through UNLV Law School and ran for office to represent the community she grew up in. Lucy doesn’t have the background of a typical politician, but she has experienced firsthand the difference making an investment in people can make. Ensuring that every Nevadan has the opportunity to succeed is what continues to inspire her into public service and why she decided to run for Congress. Lucy announced her run for Congressional District 4 in April, 2015.

The George Washington University Presents

2015 Latino Heritage Celebration

Revolucionarios: Latinos Rising

Sunday, September 13

Cocina Latina

Kogan Plaza ǀ 12pm

Discover a variety of Latino food while listening to different genres of Latino music. Explore the diverse cuisines of the Latino community!

Monday, September 14

Herencia Mexicana

Mid-Campus Quad ǀ 4pm

A taste of Mexico at GW! Come learn about Mexican culture, have a free full Mexican meal, and relax to the sound of a full live mariachi band.

Tuesday, September 15

Keynote Speaker: Lucy Flores

Media & Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium ǀ 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, September 22

Latinas Excellence y Café con Conexiones

Media & Public Affairs Building, Room B07 ǀ 6pm

Be inspired by four revolutionary Latinas who have led successful careers while maintaining their Latino identities. Network with panelists over café con conexiones will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Thursday, September 24

Lens on Latin America

Marvin Center, Amphitheater ǀ 6:30pm

Join us for an informative panel discussion focusing the rising diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuban. Interact with scholars, policy analysts and experts as we explore how these relations effect Latino communities across the globe.

Wednesday, September 30

REAL Conversations: The Talk

Marvin Center, Room 402 ǀ 7pm

Engage in a discussion on the Latino cultural norms that exist around sex, love and relationships. Explore how our generation is unique in how we view sex, LGBTQIA issues and interracial relationships. Light refreshments and safe sex kits will be provided.

Thursday, October 1

Café con Leche

Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre ǀ 8pm

Be inspired by the revolutionary voices of our generation. Enjoy performances of spoken word, poetry and song while participating in this open mic night!

Tuesday, October 6

Hispanic Immigration: The Benefits, Costs, and Future

Media & Public Affairs Building, Room 301 ǀ 6pm

Come and immerse yourself in dialogue with a democratic congressman, a republican congressman, and libertarian scholar as they talk about the benefits, costs, and proposals to fix the challenges of the immigration system. Different perspectives, one conversation.

Thursday, October 8

REAL Conversations: Latino vs. Hispanic

MSSC (2127 G St, NW) Room 209ǀ 7pm

Latino or Hispanic? Join us as we search for answers to this million dollar question, and discuss the importance of having consistency in identifying language and how our community contributes to these conversations.

Monday, October 12

Latinos in STEM

1957 E Street, Room B17 ǀ 6pm

Come out and engage in an open discussion about under-represented professionals in the STEM field. This panel of Latino STEM professionals have broken barriers and surpassed all expectations to thrive in their respective careers. Listen to their specific accomplishments and hear their advice to students who are interested in the STEM field.

Friday, October 16

La Fiestasa: The Culture Show 

Marvin Center, 3rd Floor ǀ 8pm

Come celebrate Latino culture at this diverse event filled with performances, food, and dances that represent the different countries and facets of the Latino identity! Don’t miss out on this amazing time and the chance to explore something new!

Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, Organization of Latino American Students, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc., Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., PorColombia, the Black Men’s Initiative, GW Mexican Student Association, GW Latino Alumni Association Caribbean Student Association and the GW Student Association.

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