Visiting Scholar - Judge Xiomara Y. Torres
Thursday, 2/21/2019 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Once an Undocumented Immigrant & Foster Child: Now an Oregon Judge
Judge Xiomara Y. Torres - Circuit Court Judge, Multnomah County
Thursday, February 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus
Judge Xiomara Torres will offer us a personal tale of overcoming adversity through hard work and education. She arrived undocumented in the U.S. from her home country El Salvador at the age of nine and faced many obstacles. But she has held onto hope and possibility ever since her arrival to the U.S. In March 2017, she was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge for Multnomah County, and brings diversity to the bench not often seen in Oregon or across the nation - as a Latinx but also as a child abuse victim and product of the foster care system.
FREE and OPEN to the public but we ask that you RSVP here to reserve your seat.
This program is co-presented by Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at COCC Foundation and COCC's Latinx Program with additional support from Deschutes Cultural Coalition, Brooks Resources Corporation, Associated Students of COCC, Associated Students of OSU-Cascades and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.
For additional information contact Charlotte Gilbride, Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-383-7257.