Public Appearances


September 14, 2021

Metro United Way

Topic: The Tocqueville Society recognizes individuals and couples who have stood with us, sharing their talent and treasure to set a high bar in philanthropic leadership for our community.

September 16, 2021

Penn State University-University Park

Topic: Teaching young kids inclusion, race, racisms and/or inclusion of any

September 21, 2021

MMB DIB Coffee Break Discussion Series for Capital One Financial Corporation

Topic: DE&I at Sesame Street: A Conversation with Sonia Manzano

September 25, 2021

Boston Public Library
Rabb Hall at the Boston Public Library

An Afternoon with Sonia Manzano (sharing wisdom she has gleaned from her career as a performer and author with a focus on joy)

October 1, 2021

Virtual – CENTRAL TIme Zone, TN
HCA Healthcare – Cultural Development and Inclusion

HCA Healthcare, Inc. owns and operates 185 hospitals and
approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, free standing emergency rooms, urgent care centers and physician clinics in 21 states and the United Kingdom. We are dedicated to providing healthcare services that meet each community’s local healthcare needs. We seek to integrate various services to deliver patient care with maximum quality and efficiency. Our approach includes focusing on quality; streamlining operations; sharing technology, equipment and personnel where appropriate; and using economies of scale when contracting for medical supplies and administrative services.

Topic: Conversation around diversity, identity and representation, breaking down barriers, inspiring change and igniting hope within Hispanic communities- and your story around Becoming Maria- More to be discussed on pre-event content meeting.

November 1, 2021

YES Prep Public Schools
YES Prep’s 5th annual Leading Houston Forward Celebration

Topic: The importance of educational equity for students in underserved communities. The importance of access to high-quality education from pre-K-12 grade to ensure college readiness and opportunity beyond high school graduation.

November 4, 2021

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
Atlantic City Convention Center

Theme: Equity, Justice, Learning


February 23, 2022

Centre College of Kentucky
Weisiger Theater

Topic: From the South Bronx to Sesame Street (A Puerto Rican Story)

March 18, 2022

Warren County Public Library
Sloan Convention Center
Bowling Green, KY

Topic: 50 Years of Sesame Street Advocating for Children

Theme: Kentucky Public Library Association Conference – This conference is designed for both educational and inspirational sessions for those working in and with public libraries in Kentucky.

April 7, 2022

YWCA Hartford Region – In the Company of Women Luncheon
Connecticut Convention Center

Topic: The importance and impact of early childhood education and the important roles that families, the media and communities play in child development. The importance of early learning serves a foundation for lifelong learning and a building block for success in life.

June 29, 2022

Nebraska Department of Education
Kearney, NE