HSI Social Justice Series: Smashing Foundational Fairytales One Story at a time with Dr. Oriel Siu
Please join CCC for the HSI Social Justice Speakers Series: Smashing Foundational Fairytales one Story at a Time an author-led discussion with Dr. Oriel Siu.
About the Author
Oriel María Siu (1981) is Náhuatl/Pipil/Chinese – a writer, scholar, and educator born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Daughter to a strong & mighty Náhuatl/Pipil-Salvadoran-Guatemalan mother, and a dedicated Chinese Nicaraguan father, Dr. Siu had to leave her homeland for Los Angeles, California, in 1997.
Since her arrival in Los Angeles, Dr. Siu has contributed to the creation of cultural and academic spaces for the growing Central American, Indigenous, Black and Brown communities in the U.S., helping establish the first Central American Studies Program at California State University, Northridge in 1999, and founding the Latina/o Studies program at the University of Puget Sound in 2012. Throughout her journey as an educator, Dr. Siu has been a strong proponent of Ethnic Studies, contributing her research, writing and teaching to sustaining and expanding this transformative, needed, academic field.
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