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Felipe Luciano to speak at Moravian College – October 16

College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Felipe Luciano(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Moravian College will present a lecture by media icon and activist Felipe Luciano on October 16 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be held in Prosser Auditorium, located in the Haupert Union Building. It is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Born and raised in New York City, Luciano is the founder and chairman of the Young Lords Party, a group dedicated to community empowerment, ethnic pride, and civil rights. This passionate commitment has led to important changes in politics, culture, and society from New York to Puerto Rico. Luciano acts an advisor to state and local government leaders and corporations on issues such as growing markets, the Latino community, coalition building, diversity, and multiculturalism. He is currently a consultant for an HBO film on the Young Lords.

Luciano is also a well-known success in all areas of entertainment and media including television, lectures, music, poetry, journalism, and stage productions. He was the first Puerto Rican news anchor on a network broadcast for WNBC. Through spoken word and rap music and as a member of the Original Last Poets, Luciano has successfully challenges stereotypes and predicted and created changing trends in the industry and related markets.

The Haupert Union Building is located at the corner of Monocacy and Locust streets on Moravian’s Main Street Campus. The lecture is sponsored by Moravian College’s IMPACT, Multicultural Club, and Office of Institutional Diversity. For more information, call 610-788-7847.