Journeys to Success Speaker Series – Oct 29th

I got an email about this event that is happening this week – hopefully it might be of interest to your Deacs.

As we so often say, how many more times in your students’ lives are they going to have access to the caliber of lectures, concerts, and other events that they get while they are at Wake (and for free no less).  With the everpresent ‘Wake is a big buffet’ metaphor, this event could mean a bite of the rich smorgasbord of activities that your Deac may love if he or she just tried it.

— by Betsy Chapman


Every semester, The Office of Multicultural Affairs host our Journeys to Success Speaker Series signature event. For this event, we bring established international, national and local professionals of color to share their experiences traversing their respective fields. It brings speakers who will inspire students through sharing the story of their success and challenges.

This October 29, 2015,  Dolores Huerta will be our featured speaker. Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential leaders of this country. Early in life, Dolores realized her lifelong journey towards working to correct economic injustice. As a result, she became a labor leader and civil rights activist who was an early member, along with colleague Cèsar Chávez of the National Farm workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers’, immigrants’, and women’s rights, including the most prestigious award that a person can receive, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, bestowed to her in 2012 by President Obama.  At 83, Dolores Huerta continues to work tirelessly developing leaders and advocates for the working poor, woman, and children.

The speaking series is free to students, faculty and staff, and the general public. It begins at 6 p.m. in the Annenberg Forum of Carswell Hall, Wake Forest University. We hope that you and your respective departments will be able to join us for this amazing event. Attached is the events flyer, please distribute to your respective departments and/or listserve. For more information, please contact The Office of Multicultural Affairs at 336-758-5864.

Cosponsored by: Center for Energy,  Environment and Sustainability, Communication Department, Diversity and Collaboration Fund, Divinity School Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership, Latin America and Latino Studies, Organization of Latin American Students, Pro Humanitate Institute, The  Women’s Center, and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

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