Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Juana Bordas offers Oct. 4 lecture in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Event: Lecture and discussion with author and speaker Juana Bordas
Date and time: Monday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall
Cost: Free and open to the public
Event sponsor: Multicultural Affairs Office

GOSHEN, Ind. – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, nationally recognized speaker and author Juana Bordas will give a public lecture on "Salsa, Soul & Spirit" and lead a discussion at Goshen College on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Bordas is the author of Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for our Multicultural Future. She writes that the ability to tap into and develop the assets of many traditions and cultures will be the defining characteristic of effective 21st century organizations. Bordas invites people to embrace new ways of thinking and leading that will nurture their ability to create inclusive, collective and people-centered environments for an increasingly diverse world. The global future calls all to embrace humanistic values that integrate spiritual responsibility with social accountability, Bordas believes.

President of Mestiza Leadership International and former faculty for the Center for Creative Leadership, Bordas has 25 years of experience managing organizations as the first President/CEO of the National Hispana Leadership Institute and executive director of Mi Casa Women's Center in Denver. She served as an adviser to the Kellogg National Fellows, Harvard's Hispanic Journal on Public Policy and vice president of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

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