Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Location: Student/Conference Center (H-201BC) and Zoom™
As we recognize Disability Employment Awareness and Latinx Heritage months, join speaker Pascuala Herrera for a discussion of her life experiences sharing these and other intersecting identities through storytelling, honesty and humor. Presented by the Highland Diversity Committee and student activities.
Herrera emigrated from Mexico to Chicago at the age of six with a physical disability resulting from childhood polio. A consultant and renowned author, she overcame many challenges to begin a family and become an educator — enjoying a 30-year career as a professor and accessibility specialist at Harper College in Palatine, Ill. She is a frequent motivational speaker and presenter on such topics as health and medical access, race and immigration, and the vital importance of educational access for students from marginalized populations. Herrera is the author of award-winning memoir, “Not Always a Valley of Tears.”