Ms. Sonia Manzano ("Maria" from Sesame Street) is a first-generation American of Latino descent raised in the South Bronx. She has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s. Over 30 years ago she was offered an opportunity to play "Maria" on Sesame Street. Named among the "25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever" by Latina Magazine she will share a tale of perseverance and courage as she shares the countless obstacles she overcame.
Our theme for the 7th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit indicates an interest in viewing diversity through an integration of several institutes of thought. We hope attendees will walk away with a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and be empowered to enact changes in their environments with the practical tools and strategies learned at the summit.