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Student Diversity hosts slam poet Julia Garcia

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Pittsburg State University’s Office of Student Diversity will host a free presentation by slam poet Julia Garcia at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center.

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Pittsburg State University’s Office of Student Diversity will host a free presentation by slam poet Julia Garcia at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center.

Garcia, who grew up in a divided home with grandparents who immigrated illegally to the U.S., saw firsthand the perceived limitations and barriers that those struggling to create a better life for themselves and their families face.

In 2009, Garcia co-founded Truality.org, a motivational speaking group that combines motivational speaking with the creative arts, such as theater and spoken-word poetry. At the age of 24, she published her first book, “Somewhere In Between.”

Garcia received her master’s degree in human science with a concentration in social transformation from Saybrook University. She recieved her bachelor’s degree in communication arts from the New York Institute of Technology.

Julia Garcia

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