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AARP and StoryCorps Present Vivan Las Voces: A Celebration of Latino Community Voices

Start Date:11/3/2021

Start Time:7:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

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Join AARP and StoryCorps to listen to and celebrate Latino voices from the AARP community and StoryCorps Historias: an initiative dedicated to documenting and preserving stories from the Latino community. 

We’ll feature the diverse stories and experiences of the Latino community nationwide to provide community connection and reflection. A representative from StoryCorps will speak to the nonprofit organization's mission of preserving and sharing humanity’s stories and highlight StoryCorps’ archive, one of the largest born-digital collections of human voices, featuring tens of thousands of conversations recorded across the United States.

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Speakers

Ingrid Collins

Associate State Director of Community Engagement

AARP

Ingrid Collins works as the Associate State Director of Community Engagement for AARP Florida. She provides leadership in the Greater Orlando area to deliver valuable programs and activities in collaboration with volunteers and community partners. Ingrid began her tenure at AARP in September 2018 and strives to positively impact public policy on issues that empower people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.

Zazil Davis-Vazquez

Facilitator

StoryCorps

Zazil Davis-Vazquez studied at the University of Arizona in the Knowledge River Program, focusing on community archiving and oral history. She has been working as a facilitator at StoryCorps for the past two years, mostly recording with participants virtually. While Zazil has been doing oral history in some capacity since she was a teen, she has been so grateful to learn what it was like recording with people in their more intimate spaces, including living rooms, bedrooms and couches.

Alexander Diaz

Crisis Response and Humanitarian Aid Lead

Google.org

Alexander J. Diaz leads Crisis Response and Humanitarian Aid at Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm. Through this role, Alex manages Google’s philanthropic efforts in response to global crises, such as natural disasters and public health emergencies, providing innovative nonprofits on the frontlines with funding and volunteers. Alex received a Master’s of Public Policy and a Master’s of Financial Economics at the University of Oxford. He also graduated from Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors in psychology. Alex is the son of Dr. Gina-Miranda Diaz and a recent participant in AARP's Vivan Las Voces program in collaboration with StoryCorps.

Gina Miranda-Diaz

Advanced Public Health Nurse

Gina Miranda-Diaz, DNP, MS/MPH, APHN-BC & Health Officer, has nearly 4 decades of professional experience that includes nursing in acute care facilities, community health, diagnostic imaging business owner, staff development, nursing faculty, academia, and nursing administration. Currently, Gina is the health officer (official) at the Township of Teaneck Department of Health and Human Services, Teaneck, New Jersey. She is also a recent participant in AARP's Vivan Las Voces program in collaboration with StoryCorps.

Emily Janssen

Associate Director of Learning & Engagement

StoryCorps

Emily Janssen is the Associate Director of Learning & Engagement at StoryCorps. In this role, she builds partnerships and develops workshops to support a wide range of community-based organizations in using StoryCorps tools and methods to embed storytelling into their programs. As part of her tenure at StoryCorps, she traveled with StoryCorps' mobile recording booth for 18 months, facilitating and archiving over 500 conversations between everyday people from coast to coast.

Allina Migoni

Reference Librarian

Library of Congress, American Folklife Center

Allina Migoni is a reference librarian at the Library of Congress, American Folklife Center. In 2016, she earned her M.L.I.S. and M.A. in Latin American Studies from UCLA. Her research interests include Chicanx and Latin American art, and human rights in the archive. Allina served as President of the Hispanic Cultural Society at the Library of Congress 2018-2020 and interim president for 2021. She is Member-At-Large for REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.
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