March – May 2017

February 1, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Venue – Crystal Gateway Marriott
3:00PM: Speaker to Arrive
4:00PM: 30-minute Speech followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A
Topic – ideally, remarks on her personal story blended with cultural awareness and serving diverse – students and families and anything she can throw in about the power of creativity / arts in learning would be great

March 10, 2017

Mercy College Rotunda
555 Broadway; Dobbs Ferry, NY 10805
Topic – from The South Bronx to Sesame Street
12:00PM-1:30PM: Lunch
1:30PM-2:30PM: Keynote
2:30PM-3:30PM: Book Signing

March 12, 2017

APB Event, San Diego, CA
American Montessori Society
“From the South Bronx to Sesame Street,”

March 17 , 2017

The Information Exchange Conference, University of Nebraska
UNO Library with book signing – Omaha, NE
Sonia will be delivering her keynote around 9:00 AM
KANEKO-UNO Library is a space that offers students, faculty, and staff of UNO and any interested KANEKO members access to resources and materials they might not find in their day-to-day environment. Here at KANEKO-UNO Library our attention is focused on stimulating and celebrating creativity. We seek to inspire people to expand their awareness and knowledge within an atmosphere of flexible learning.

April 21, 2017

7:00 – 9 PM ~ Lecture with Q&A and book signing
Summit of Ohio Latinx Conference
Ohio Wesleyan University – Minority Student Affairs
University Hall – Gray Chapel

Ohio Wesleyan University is located 30 miles north of Columbus, Ohio. Since its founding, Ohio Wesleyan has maintained its connection with the United Methodist Church, offering a quality of scholarship, leadership, and service that has enriched both Church and society.

Ohio Wesleyan’s charter provided that “the University is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles, accessible to all religious denominations, and designed for the benefit of our citizens in general.”

April 24, 2017

Client REACH Prep –
Topic: Becoming Maria Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
Benefit Luncheon – focus on inspiring Hispanic & African American Youth
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT

10:30 AM: Arrive at Event
10:45-11:30 AM: Informal Meeting with Young Children
11:30-11:50 AM: Luncheon Begins
12:45-1:00 PM: Speech
1:45 PM: Luncheon Concludes

April 25-26, 2017

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury Street; Raleigh, NC 27601
4/25 – 7:00–8:30pm: Optional VIP Reception
Main events on 4/26:
10:30-11:30am: Media Interviews
12:00pm: Luncheon Begins
1:00-1:30pm: Speech by Sonia Manzano
2:00pm: Event Concludes
2:00-2:30pm: Optional Booksigning
Topic – Becoming Maria (or E is for Equity)

May 3, 2017

Anti-Defamation League, Houston – “No Place Hate” Luncheon

The Southwest Regional office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Houston extends from El Paso on the west end of Texas to Beaumont on the east end, and all points south. Major cities in the region include Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Beaumont.

ADL’s Southwest Region’s banner programs include No Place for Hate®, fighting hatred and encouraging diversity in schools K-12, and our Community of Respect® encouraging respect and inclusion in all other areas of the community, such as businesses and community organizations.


May 4, 2017

The Strand; San Francisco, CA
3:30PM: Keynote Address to OTW2017 Conference (60-minutes)
4:30PM: Moderated Q&A (30-minutes)
5:00PM: Book Signing (TBD) (30-minutes)
Theatre for Young Audiences
Topic – Experience working in Children’s Television and changes and evolution in industry — connection to Live Theatre — and experiences in her groundbreaking role as a Latino woman on national stage.

May 5, 2017

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED)
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Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Hwy 50 at Stateline, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
Audience of 400-450 teachers, parents administrators and other providers of P3-12 education

5:00-7:00PM: 1-hour and 45-minute program to include a 45-50 minute Keynote Speech followed by an on stage Q&A dialogue.
Topic – Nevada’s Schools – from Ready into Action. Investments in Innovation

May 13, 2017

Client -Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM)
Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Gala- Black Tie Event. Investing in Hispanic Education, Youth, the Future of America and our Communities

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Media
5:30 – 6:30 PM: VIP Reception and Meet and Greet with sponsors
7:00 PM: Dinner
8:00 PM: Speaker to Deliver 30-minute Keynote Address
9:00 PM: Event concludes

May 19, 2017

Sonia will receive The Legacy for Children Award at a dinner event that takes place in downtown San Jose.

San Jose Convention Center
Grand Ballroom.
Website: www.cdm.ord/legacy

Legacy for Children Award Celebration 5:30p – 10:30p


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