At Esperanza, we understand how important it is to expose our community to experiences that they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to in our neighborhood. That’s why we are dedicated to bringing a diverse group of artists, authors, media professionals, and political leaders to tell their stories to our clients, students, and neighbors.
The Esperanza Speaker series is an ongoing effort to convene the best and the brightest right here in Hunting Park and in front of Esperanza audiences across the country to create dialogues of hope for our community and Hispanic communities nationwide. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said it best: “Stories are necessary, just as necessary as food and love. It’s how we make meaning of our lives.” Allowing our community to hear the many ways by which people become successful, overcome adversity, and simply survive opens up a world of possibility beyond the burden of the barrio. It allows them to envision a world where they too can make anything possible, including making this community a better place.