“More than a piece of paper” / “Más que un pedazo de papel” a discussion with Vanessa Cueponi Cihuatl Espinoza

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 7:00 pm

The UNI College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences and the Department of Languages & Literatures welcome guest speaker Vanessa Cueponi Cihuatl Espinoza for a discussion in honor of Latino Heritage Month.

Espinoza, a 2016 UNI graduate, is a first generation, immigrant student who was the first inductee into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame for Latinx Youth Leadership in Iowa. Espinoza received her undergraduate degree in Spanish Teaching at the University of Northern Iowa and went on to obtain her M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration at Iowa State University. After working in the Center for Diversity and Enrichment at the University of Iowa, she is now teaching in the bilingual program at West Liberty High School.

During her visit, Espinoza will speak about her work as an advocate, teacher and writer. She will also discuss her recent essay, “More than a piece of paper” / “Más que un pedazo de papel” published in both Spanish and English in 2020 in the anthology We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa, on growing up Latinx in Iowa.

Funding for this event is provided by the Dr. H. W. Reninger Endowed Lecture Series.

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE LIVE ZOOMCAST AT https://uni.zoom.us/j/98563076428?pwd=MHN6L2t6K2V6UVJOYUpDcnRpcVpTUT09

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