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LatinX Heritage Month: The Walk of the Immigrants with Saul Flores - Presentation and Q&A

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LatinX Heritage Month 2019: As I Am... I Belong

In the Walk of the Immigrants, Saul spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through ten countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

In this keynote, Saul speaks about how, as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “Walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive The Walk of the Immigrants along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy, and hope that immigrants experience on their journey. 

Learning Outcomes

Attending this program, participants will learn:

  • how to connect their passion with purpose,
  • the value of learning about different cultures and communities, and
  • how immigrant communities try to overcome adversity in the United States.

In celebration of LatinX Heritage Month, Salem State University will be hosting a number of engaging events through September and October under the theme, 'As I Am... I Belong.' All Salem State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome!

Access and Accommodation 

To request accommodation for these events, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or send an email.


When 6:30pm
Classroom Building, Central Campus
71 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Recital Hall
Nikki Pelonia

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

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