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Voting is Power

Celebrate Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month and join us for a powerful conversation with local Latinx leaders. Panelists will discuss how they got involved in their community, the importance of voting, and how to make an impact on issues important to the Latinx community. 

Panelists include:

Lucy Corchado

Former Salem City Councillor

Lucy Corchado was the second Latina to ever be elected to serve on the Salem City Council, but the first from the low income, immigrant neighborhood known as the Point. Ms. Corchado represented Ward 1, a very diverse ward consisting of distinguished affluent residents (including former Congressman Tierney, CEO’s in the Health Care industry, a Former President of Salem State University, and the world-renown Peabody Essex Museum), working middle class residents in the Historic Derby Street neighborhood, and the low income immigrant Point neighborhood. Ms. Corchado holds other roles in the community including a member of the Board of Directors for the Latino Leadership Coalition and President of the Point Neighborhood Association, a leadership position she has held for over 20 years. Through these roles, Ms. Corchado has been proactive in matters of housing, voter access, civil rights issues, public education and issues relating to health care and the environment.


Julio Mota

Constituent Services Director and Latinx Affairs Coordinator for the City of Salem

Julio Mota graduated from Salem State University in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduating, Mota worked in the Salem City Clerk's office and the Salem Housing Authority. Currently in the Mayor’s office, Mota assists residents in navigating city services, programs, and departments, and particularly focuses on strengthening connections with Latino and Latina residents.


Miah Reyes

Political Science Student & Berry IOP Program Assistant

Miah Reyes is a sophomore at Salem State University with a political science major and a legal studies minor. Miah is Vice President of the Pre-Law Society, a student-athlete, and a member of Theta Phi Alpha Sorority, Delta Eta Chapter on campus, along with involvement in other organizations. With vast experience working with the Hispanic community in scholarship pageants under the Quince Cover Girl Magazine, Miah is a tremendous supporter in uplifting young voices in her community and others around her. Miah is a big advocate for local election voting and including all marginalized voters.


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This event is sponsored by the Berry Institute of Politics and the Center for Justice and Liberation.

When 3:00pm
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Martin Luther King Jr Room
Samantha Giffen

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