CTSJ's The Matrix - Dr. Lisette Garcia - Poderosa: Conversations with Extraordinary Ordinary Women

Thursday, November 12 @ 12pm - Poderosa: Conversations with Extraordinary Ordinary Women with Dr. Lisette Garcia - Cosponsored by Oxy's Critical Theory & Social Justice Department and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies Program


Nov12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2020-11-12 12:00:00 2020-11-12 13:00:00 CTSJ's The Matrix - Dr. Lisette Garcia - Poderosa: Conversations with Extraordinary Ordinary Women

Lisette Garcia holds a PhD in experimental psychology from Tufts University with an expertise in the impact of culture and identity on individual decision-making. She has taught at Harvard and Columbia University and she later became a Post-Doc and Professor at John Jay College Of Criminal Justice. She is founder of the World Migration Fund that is dedicated to restoring dignity to the immigrant and migrant experience through education, advocacy and legal support services. 

As a native of El Paso, Texas and the daughter of Mexican immigrants, her experience as a Mexican American women and human rights advocate has taken her to many different words: as a civil rights activist who worked directly with Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King; as a psychologist for child soldiers in Liberia; as a prisoner’s advocate for the India prison system; and as a scholar of Buddhist and Yogic texts with over 20 years of practice and 4 years of silent meditation retreat.

Lisette is also a voting member of the Latin Grammy’s for her contributions on musical projects in in Peru, Brazil, and the United States. Most notably for her production work with the Indigenous Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, and, playing various percussion instruments on world music albums by Barrett Martin, Joy Harjo, and Nando Reis.

Lisette's first book is due out in November of 2020 and is titled Poderosa: Conversations with Extraordinary Ordinary Women.

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Online - Zoom
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Event Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lisette Garcia holds a PhD in experimental psychology from Tufts University with an expertise in the impact of culture and identity on individual decision-making. She has taught at Harvard and Columbia University and she later became a Post-Doc and Professor at John Jay College Of Criminal Justice. She is founder of the World Migration Fund that is dedicated to restoring dignity to the immigrant and migrant experience through education, advocacy and legal support services. 

As a native of El Paso, Texas and the daughter of Mexican immigrants, her experience as a Mexican American women and human rights advocate has taken her to many different words: as a civil rights activist who worked directly with Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King; as a psychologist for child soldiers in Liberia; as a prisoner’s advocate for the India prison system; and as a scholar of Buddhist and Yogic texts with over 20 years of practice and 4 years of silent meditation retreat.

Lisette is also a voting member of the Latin Grammy’s for her contributions on musical projects in in Peru, Brazil, and the United States. Most notably for her production work with the Indigenous Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, and, playing various percussion instruments on world music albums by Barrett Martin, Joy Harjo, and Nando Reis.

Lisette's first book is due out in November of 2020 and is titled Poderosa: Conversations with Extraordinary Ordinary Women.

Register in Advance

Lisette Garcia: Poderosa