Press Release
Posted October 4, 2017

Lorain County Community College will hold an event featuring Dr. Raquel Ortiz on “The Power of Our Stories” from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 in the Cinema Hall at Stocker Arts Center on campus. The free event is sponsored by the Center For Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Ortiz will speak about her documentary “Memories on the Wall” (2013) and picture book “Soft And the Magic, Musical Mural” (2015). Both are Puerto Rican Cultural Ambassadors Program educational materials that celebrate and promote storytelling, oral histories, bilingualism, advocacy and community building. She will give an analysis of how stories shape and define how people see themselves and others and how through writing, sharing and celebrating stories people have the power to do extraordinary things. Light refreshments will be served.

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