Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker to Share "Borderless Dream"
Bloomsburg, PA (09/09/2022) — Commonwealth University's Bloomsburg campus will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
A highlight of the celebration will be a talk, "Borderless Dream," by Samantha "Sam" Ramirez-Herrera, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Kehr Union, Multicultural Center. The talk is free and open to the public.
Ramirez-Herrera is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, creative director, writer, mother, feminist, and civil rights activist. She is the Founder of OffThaRecord.com (OTR), a creative content agency and digital magazine headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.
For twenty years, Ramirez-Herrera's ethos has been "Live. Create. Inspire." manifested through life experiences as an undocumented immigrant searching for her identity, survival, and purpose ranging from dishwasher to DJ, blogger to failed YouTuber, waitress to a now award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur, and advocate. Ten years ago, she left home with a suitcase and her then 4-year-old son in search of her purpose and calling. Hungry to tap into her potential and determined to live her wildest dreams regardless of her immigration status, background, lack of education, and resources, she tapped into the most powerful tools at her disposal; courage, curiosity, and creativity.
Ramirez-Herrera shares her compelling journey growing up undocumented and forging forward despite the challenges she faced from language barriers, economic obstacles, cultural differences, immigration policies, and lack of resources for higher education.
More information and events for Hispanic Heritage Month can be found at www.bloomu.edu/hispanic-heritage.
The integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities under the banner of Commonwealth University is a bold investment in the communities and people of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to expand high-quality, affordable academic opportunities to support the needs of all learners. We're building a powerful tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public higher education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs. Together we're honoring our history, investing in today, and building a powerful tomorrow. That's the power of three.