The City Talks: Latinx Leadership

WED, SEP 18, 2019 (1:13:39)

How do we develop Latinx leaders and increase Latinx leadership? Join Boston-area thinkers, activists, artists, and entrepreneurs for a discussion inspired by the MFA’s Latinx Heritage Night, a celebration of Latinx culture.

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+ BIO: Cristela Guerra

Cristela Guerra is an arts and culture reporter for The ARTery. She worked for nearly four years at The Boston Globe writing human-interest features, covering everything from blizzards to arts to immigration as well as breaking news around New England. She started her career in Florida logging seven years at The News-Press where she wrote about about Cape Coral City Hall, crime, education, LGBTQ issues and business. She’s driven to understand peoples’ passions, committed to local communities and hopes to use the arts as a lens to delve deeper into stories of equity, culture, social justice and race.

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+ BIO: Celina Miranda

Celina Miranda is the executive director of Hyde Square Task Force. Miranda has spent her career engaged in work that enables underserved communities to access the resources and opportunities they need for a better future. With more than a decade of experience in philanthropy, she has helped numerous Boston nonprofits secure funding in the service of their mission.

+ BIO: Kendra Hicks

Kendra is a first generation Afro-Latina and is committed to building resilience in communities and capacity in organizations to better center the leadership of those most impacted by structural inequities. A deep spiritual practice, capoeira angola, and snarky humor keep her grounded in the work. She’s your local radical negra.

+ BIO: Rocío Calvo

Rocío Calvo, PhD, is Associate Professor of Global Practice at the Boston College School of Social Work. She is also the Founding Director of the Latinx Leadership Initiative (LLI), and co-leads the Grand Challenge Initiative Achieve Equal Opportunity for All of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare. Her work focuses on the role of public services on the integration of immigrants and their children. She also studies how socioeconomic and cultural factors optimize or jeopardize the life satisfaction of immigrants throughout their immigration careers.

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