Sonia Manzano

Manzano will speak at 7 p.m. April 21 in the atrium of OWU’s Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. She will sign books afterward, and copies of her autobiography and children’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

From the South Bronx to Sesame Street (A Puerto Rican Story)
In this presentation based on her new book, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, Manzano shares the personal tale of the struggles she faced coming from a poor Puerto Rican family to eventually becoming one of the most influential Latinas in television. This poignant and inspirational story is told with Manzano’s signature humor and wit, making this a memorable presentation for parents and children alike.

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Angel Colon

Colon will speak at 1 p.m. April 22 in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

The Pulse That Never Stops Beating: A Conversation with Angel Colon
After surviving the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, Angel Colon is using his voice to spread a message of hope, forgiveness and love to audiences nationwide. A proud member of both the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities, Colon is an advocate for embracing diversity, respecting people’s differences and rising above in times of trouble. In this presentation, Colon shares his roller coaster life story, and how all of his accomplishments and successes were almost taken away because of one person’s hate. He celebrates the courage of his fellow survivors and the valiant first responders, and remembers those that lost their lives. His presentation will motivate and inspire audiences to take on the challenges and prejudices that the diverse communities our country was built on face daily.

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