One of my favorite quotes is from Oscar de la Renta, “My great strength is knowing who I am and where I come from— my island.” As an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, like de la Renta, I have found great strength in having a sense of belonging and pride of the island I come from. Once I had my daughter, the oldest of my three American-born children, I started to question if she would ever feel the same way about her country.

That’s why I’m so passionate about helping create a multicultural society in which my children, and all American children, can feel that they matter; a country in which all children can feel that they belong. My first children’s book, “La Familia Cool: The Most Valuable Treasure/El Tesoro Más Valioso”, is a bilingual story to teach kids about celebrating diversity, family values and identity. 

I speak for schools, meetup groups, networking groups, universities, community organizations and associations. 

To book me as a speaker, send a request to bookings@embracingdiversity.us.

  

My Top 3 Keynote Speeches and Interview Topics 

American Latinos: The Unseen New Face Of America

If you follow any kind of media in the United States is easy to notice that Latinos are mainly portrait, shown and discussed in a negative light or simply not mentioned at all. I have experienced first hand how powerful the Latino community is, yet ‘mainstream’ media continues to ignore them it while brands cannot get enough of them.

Find out what are the stakes if American Latinos continue to be ignored

Understand why the growing Latino numbers matter to all Americans

Learn how empowered Latinos are making an impact across America 

Raising Multicultural Children in a Black & White World

As an immigrant from Latin America, Dania has adopted the American lifestyle and feels grateful to the country that has adopted her. However, she can never shake the longing for her homeland, the place where she completely belongs. With that in mind, she has set out to provide for her children the same sense of belonging, of knowing your country is like your home, where you always have a place at the table.   

Learn why acknowledging your children as Americans is important 

Find out how you can balance your traditions and values while allowing children to experience American culture

Understand the value of raising multicultural children

Cultural Diversity: A Key Ingredient For The New American Identity

With the demographic shifts we are currently experiencing and the social impact those changes have had, it is important that we examine identity as it relates to what it means to be an American when that  is increasingly polyethnic and multiracial. Will one ethnic group ultimately impose a ‘mainstream culture’ as it has been up until now? Or, are we witnessing a transformation of our identity as a nation, a new American identity? I think the ladder, and I’ll tell you why…

Learn how to step out of the ‘us’ versus ‘them narratives that divides communities and cultures and think about the possibilities of diversity

Find out how to have the race conversation moving beyond awkwardness until we reach common ground

Understand the many benefits of embracing a new American Identity and how diversity and inclusion are the way to progress and unity  

My Ideal Audiences

Teachers

Parents

Children

Diverse Students 

My Talks Formats 

30-minute breakout session

60-90 minute keynote presentation

60-120 minute multi-speaker event 

Speaking Rates

Break Out Session (up to 30 minutes) $1,500

Keynote Presentation (up to 60 minutes) $2,500

Seminar or Workshop (up to 90 minutes) $3,500

Additional Expenses

Airfare

A round trip ticket, purchased by sponsoring company, itinerary to be approved before purchase at least within 5 days of event date.

Hotel Accommodations

Night before, during and after event, reserved and purchased by sponsoring company.

Transportation

Airport pick up/drop off or ground travel reimbursement.

Terms

You may save the date for up to 21 days complimentary. To confirm your booking, a deposit of 50 percent of the fee is required. Final payment is due 14 days prior to the event.