Upcoming Speeches & Appearances
September 15, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Celebrations
Grand Rapids Public Library
Hispanic Heritage Celebrations at the Grand Rapids Public Library happen yearly as a completely free series of events for our patrons. We will not be charging patrons to attend the special guest event, and we will be giving away free books written by the special guest.
At our event we celebrate the many diverse latino cultures in Grand Rapids, MI. Through the months of September and October we create programming and events that get the community together to celebrate, and learn from each other. As well as engaging patrons in meaningful community conversations to address community needs, or difficult to talk about topics.
Hispanic Heritage Celebrations keep growing each year. For the first time ever we would love to bring in a special guest to inspire and celebrate our latino community. Often we attend media interviews with TV stations regarding our celebrations.
September 29, 2022
Glen Oaks Community College
The mission of Glen Oaks Community College is to provide quality educational programs that meet the life-long learning needs of its students and the communities it serves.
The core values guiding Glen Oaks Community College’s internal and external interactions:
- Communication and Civility
- Access and Academic Success
- Responsiveness and Service
- Ethical Conduct and Transparency
- Sustainability and Stewardship
October 6, 2022
Illinois Head Start Association. Regional Conference
The Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a non-partisan association serving as the voice of Illinois’ Head Start/Early Head Start programs, staff and parents
Venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago
November 15, 2022
WJCT (Jacksonville FL area PBS affiliate)
WJCT Public Media is the community-owned and operated public media organization serving Jacksonville and the First Coast since 1958, using television, radio, digital media, and live events to help community members learn, share, and grow. WJCT Public Media’s mission is to use our unique assets as a resource for citizens to come together to celebrate human diversity, experience lifelong learning, and actively engage in matters of civic importance, all to improve the quality of our lives and our community. Our vision for WJCT Public Media is to be regarded as an indispensable community resource, connecting citizens to content, sharing ideas, and setting the standards through which the community learns and grows.
Venue: WJCT, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville FL
December 1, 2022
South Carolina Educational Television
SC Summit on Early Childhood: Once Upon A Time
Organization profile: South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state’s public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio, and the web, SCETV’s mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. SCETV provides national and local content to classrooms via internet services Knowitall.org and PBS Learning Media. SCETV also provides teacher training and re-certification in face-to-face and online settings.
February 10, 2023
Organization profile: National Education Non-Profit
Venue Rosen Center Hotel
Beyond School Hours conference
March 31, 2023
Warren County Public Library
Organization Profile:supporting public librarians, library support staff and trustees in their professional development as well as advocating for libraries and library issues. They serve the educational and entertainment needs of their community.
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.
Owensboro Convention Center
501 W 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 4230
May 27, 2020 – American Library Association presents a conversation between Sonia Manzano and Gary Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners.