September 16, 2016 3:00PM
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.