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An Insightful Conversation with Acclaimed Author Elizabeth Acevedo

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Virtual Event

National Poetry Slam Champion and New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X, With Fire on High, and Clap When You Land. The Latino Faculty & Staff Association (LFSA) invites you to our Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off featuring Afro-Dominican American performer and author, Elizabeth Acevedo. Five signed copies of Clay When You Land will be raffled off to our student audience! For more information and to register, please visit:

Event Agenda:

  • Opening Remarks by LFSA President, Diana Aguirre.
  • Remarks by Executive Sponsor and VP and Chief of Staff, Dr. Rafael Martin
  • Slam Poetry Reading by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Moderated Conversation and Q&A about Afro-Latinx and LGBT+ issues in the Latinx community
    • Moderators:
      • Professor Jonathan Rosa, Interdisciplinary Studies
      • Jacqueline Prince, Assistant Director of Women’s and Gender Equity Program, Gender Center
  • Closing Remarks

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Graduate Students, International Students


Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion


Latino Faculty and Staff Association
Multicultural Center, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Contact Information
Aurora Becerra, LFSA VP of Staff Relations or
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