The second installment of the Chautauqua Lecture Series, “Cultura, Testimonios, Art and Resistance: Responding to Crisis, Recovering from Trauma,” will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Held in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building, the lecture is free and open to the public.
The Hispanic Heritage Keynote Address will be presented by Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga, assistant professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Francisco. In addition to her academic career, Hernandez-Arriaga has been a practitioner in community mental health, specializing in child trauma and Latino mental health, for 18 years. Mostly, her work has focused on immigration trauma, u-visas, asylum and refugee children in San Mateo County. She is also the founder and chief executive director of Ayudando Latinos A Soñar, a Latino cultural arts, education, and social justice program dedicated to working with rural youth and families of coastal California, and a co-founder of the Latino Advisory Council in Half Moon Bay.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Languages, Cultures and Humanities, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, the Office of Diversityand the Honors Program.