Videos of Latino Latinx Author Speeches

Prior to the 1980’s, the sight of a Latinx author as a keynote or commencement speaker would have essentially been nonexistent.  Since then, the landscape has gotten a bit more diverse. It still mostly filled with celebrities and mainstream authors, Latinx authors are leaving their mark.  

Reyna Grande at Pasadena City College

Helena Viramontes Keynote at 2020 AWP

Juan Felipe Herrera at Santa Clara University Commencement

Jose B. Gonzalez at Three Rivers College Commencement

Junot Diaz Speech at University of Kansas

Sandra Cisneros Accepts the 2019 Pen/Nabokov Award

Rossy Evelyn Lima at a TEDXMcAllen

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