September – November 2017

September 13, 2017

Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Dialogue / Q&A with Students
From the South Bronx to Sesame Street – Overcoming Obstacles

September 27, 2017

YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County
Location: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
11th Annual Empowering Women Luncheon – the YWCA’s major fundraising event of the year and our most important opportunity to share our mission, vision & accomplishments and raise awareness about the challenges faced by those who live in poverty and brings the community together to support these vulnerable families in their journey toward self-sufficiency.

September 28, 2017

From the South Bronx to Sesame Street (A Puerto Rican Story)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Lecture and Q & A
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Book signing
Hispanic Heritage Month
Colgate University – Latin American Student Organization
Hamilton NY

October 3, 2017

Birth to Five Water Coller Conference
Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel; 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA
Topic: Importance of high-quality early childhood education (ECE); the critical connection within ECE between language(s) and culture for families of color.
Advancement Project California 2-day Conference

October 26, 2017

Annual Latino Cultural Dinner
Illinois State University – University Housing
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Sonia Manzano and Open Q & A with Audience.
As a means to celebrate and educate on diversity, University Housing Services began coordinating Cultural Dinners in the early 1980’s. The exciting tradition of these dinners continues today and is meant to expose students to the rich cultural diversity of our society as well as expand their knowledge of the world in which we live.

October 25, 2017

11am – 1pm
United Way of Midland, Inc. –
Midland Country Club, Midland, TX
6101 N Highway 349, Midland, TX 79705
“Power of the Purse” provides a collaborative forum for women of all ages who want to significantly improve the quality of life in Midland County through leadership giving, advocacy and volunteering.

November 1, 2017

Colorado Children’s Campaign
Venue: Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Denver, CO
12:30-1:15pm: Speech by Sonia Manzano
Speech Topic: Becoming Maria

November 13, 2017

Starting at 9am
Ohio School Boards Association Annual Conference
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High St., Columbus OH

November 17, 2017

One Childhood One Chance – Annual Luncheon Fundraiser
Educational First Steps (EFS)
2815 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
The mission of Educational First Steps (EFS) is to improve the quality and availability of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children.


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