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.
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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
My Talks Formats
30-minute breakout session
60-90 minute keynote presentation
60-120 minute multi-speaker event
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
A round trip ticket, purchased by sponsoring company, itinerary to be approved before purchase at least within 5 days of event date.
Night before, during and after event, reserved and purchased by sponsoring company.
Airport pick up/drop off or ground travel reimbursement.
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