Hispanic Heritage Month marks the independence of several Latin nations spanning from Mexico all the way down to Chile. Many of whom achieved their independence from mid-September through mid-October. This workshop celebrates the music of several Latin nations, discusses the impact racism has had in Latin America and actionable tips to help end colorism within the Latinx communities. We will highlight some lesser-known “Heroes of Latin America” who have made monumental contributions not just in their nation, but also around the world.
David Heredia is an award-winning animator, author, and entrepreneur. His company Heroes of Color LLC has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Telemundo, Spectrum News, and PBS Online. His long-term commitment to educating through art has led to the creation of his book Little Heroes of Color (Scholastic, 2019). In 2021 the California State University of San Bernadino adopted his book, The Freelance Hustle (self-published in 2020) as required reading and created a 13-week course based entirely on his book. An in-demand speaker, David has delivered interactive diversity training for The Walt Disney Company and entrepreneurship workshops for artists at CalArts, Cal State Fullerton, School of Visual Arts as well as at film festivals across the nation. Little Heroes of Color and his book The Freelance Hustle were both the #1 hot new release on Amazon.
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