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Courageous Conversation on September 29

CSU presents a conversation in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Cleveland State University’s acclaimed dialog series Courageous Conversations has tackled all topics and news of the day related to inclusiveness and diversity through honest discussions between CSU leaders and both public- and non-profit leaders in a safe, supportive space.

This conversation will center on Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress at CSU and Beyond on Friday, September 29, from 10-11:00 a.m. in the Student Center (rooms 313-315). Those interested in attending can do so by registering here.

The Panelists include:

Juan Carlos-Medina, Workforce Development Coordinator, Spanish American Committee,

Elizabeth Hammer, Engineering Student at CSU,

Juan Carlos Calderon, Esperanza, Inc.,


Sebastian Canales, First-year Law Student at CSU.

The event will be moderated by Jenna Martinez, Director of LGBTQ+ Student Services at CSU.

A Latin-style cuisine will be offered for breakfast, along with special cultural music.

Schedule of events
With the end goal of creating lasting change in the community, past Courageous Conversations sessions have identified solutions to address systemic racial and gender injustice while fostering more inclusive, diverse environments that are guided by shared wisdom and empowerment.

Past virtual Courageous Conversations can be found at

Hispanic Heritage Month at CSU continues with these exciting celebrations:

September 29 | Free Zumba Class
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., University Recreation and Wellbeing Center

October 3 | Cookies and Cafecito
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Center 311

October 12 | Arts and Crafts with the Cleveland Playhouse
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Student Center Atrium

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, please e-mail Midori Lebron at