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Holy Family College to host Community Development Speaker Roberto Rivera

Posted On February 18, 2019

MANITOWOC, Wis. — Holy Family College invites the public to a presentation titled, “From Chaos to Community: Engaging in Community Growth during a Time of Crisis” by acclaimed community development speaker Roberto Rivera. The event will be held on Monday, April 15 from 8-10 a.m. in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at the College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

Roberto RiveraTickets are free and on a first come, first served basis. Hosted by the College’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion, the event is intended to be a morning of inspiration, reflection and connection.

Rivera connects positive youth development to community development using culturally relevant methods. He spent more than 10 years in community-based youth development work in Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Chicago. Labeled an “at-risk student” with learning disabilities as a teen, he overcame those labels to earn a college degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In this talk, Rivera will share from his personal experience and research on how individual and collective trauma can be transformed into growth. He draws from his experience working in communities from Los Angeles to Chicago to Fargo, North Dakota to provide a theoretical and practical framework advocating for post-traumatic growth realized through co-creating beloved community.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with coffee, donuts and time for fellowship. Rivera’s presentation begins at 8:30 a.m. The hour-long presentation will be followed by a meet and greet from 9:30-10 a.m. To register for this free event, visit www.holyfamilycollege.edu/tickets. The Box Office can be reached at 920-686-6274. For additional information, contact dni@holyfamilycollege.edu.

PHOTO: Community development speaker Roberto Rivera will share his free presentation, “From Chaos to Community: Engaging in Community Growth during a Time of Crisis,” at Holy Family College on Monday, April 15. The event is presented by the College’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion. Photo provided by Roberto Rivera