In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join Charito Calvachi-Mateyko for a Diversity in Latin America presentation from the Delaware Humanities’ Speakers Bureau Program. Explore and celebrate the diverse history, anthropology, geography, language, and knowledge of Latin America.
This is an in-person event, free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Participants will receive a free a copy of Navidad Latinoamericana/Latin American Christmas book/DC packet signed by Charito.
Participants will also join in a Circle of Peace. Circles of Peace are an ancient structure of dialogue among the indigenous people of Latin America. Listen and share about Latino identity, cherished memories of childhood and growing up as a Latinx/Hispanic within the American culture, and stories of being connected to the Latinx/Hispanic community. Cultural exchanges such as this broaden cultural competence and develop social intelligence. This program welcomes people from different walks of life who are interested in experiencing diversity.
Charito Calvachi-Mateyko is a member of the Delaware Humanities Speakers Bureau and Visiting Scholar Programs. After practicing law, she focused on Restorative Justice as a trainer and facilitator. Charito has served on the board of the United Way, AdVoz and YWCA in Lancaster, PA. For nearly two decades she has served on the Delaware Hispanic Commission –for the last decade as Co-Chair and Chair of the Community Social Justice proposing legislation and grassroots outreach. For the last six years, Charito has served on the board of ACLU-DE.