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Rochester's Latinx Community: Contributions and Potential

Rochester's Latinx Community: Contributions and Potential In-Person / Online

JOIN US for an inspiring event with Dr. Bolgen Vargas, Latinx community leader and former superintendent of Rochester City School District. Dr. Vargas will talk about his journey from a life of poverty in a small Dominican village to becoming an influential educator and author in New York, highlighting the transformative power of education in overcoming challenges faced by Rochester’s Latinx community.

Dr. Bolgen Vargas is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Mid-Career Program in Educational Leadership and has written about educational issues in local and national publications. He is the author of Let Our Children Soar!: The Complexity and Possibilities of Educating the English Language Student.

Registration is recommended but not required.

This is an in-person event that will also be livestreamed at


In conjunction with this event, we invite you to join a reading and discussion group, which delves deeper into the themes presented in Dr. Vargas's acclaimed book, Let Our Children Soar! For more details and to join, please visit: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/11978815


Saturday, May 25, 2024
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central - Kusler-Cox Auditorium
Central Library
  Community     Department - Local History & Genealogy     Hispanic Heritage     Lecture     Local History     Self-Improvement     Streamed Event  

Registration is required. There are 75 in-person seats available. There are 100 online seats available.


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