Brock-Wilson Center Intersectionality Speaker Series - A Conversation with Julissa Arce
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
As part of the Brock-Wilson Center's Intersectionality Speaker Series, The Brock-Wilson Center and the Purdue Latino Cultural Center will host a discussion with Julissa Arce. Julissa Arce is a political commentator, speaker and best-selling author. She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Woman of 2017. She is a leading voice in the fight for social justice, immigration rights and education equality. Her second book Someone Like Me is her first Young Adult book and was published in September 2018. The evening will be moderated by Carina Olaru, Director of the Purdue Latino Cultural Center.
Julissa Arce is an immigration advocate and author of My (Underground) American Dream, her incredible true story as an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive. At the podium, Julissa shares her incredible true story of reaching the top of the corporate ladder as both a Latina woman and an undocumented immigrant. While, to many, she seemed to have achieved the American dream, she struggled to understand how bureaucracy and status made her any less of an American. She discusses how this inner conflict, as well as the plight of the millions of other undocumented Americans living in the U.S., compelled her to leave Wall Street and pursue a career as a writer and immigration rights advocate. Through Julissa’s personal stories, audiences will gain a new perspective on what it means to achieve the “American dream.”
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