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Former US Ambassador to Explore “Challenges for a New Leadership” in Union County’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that former US Ambassador to Uruguay Julissa Reynoso will present “Challenges for a New Leadership,” a free lecture and Q&A session that leads off National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Union County.

Challenges for a New Leadership is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 in Room N4 of the Nomahegan Building, at the main campus of Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. Entrance to the Nomahegan Building is through the Student Development Building.

The program begins at 12:00 with the music of classical guitarist Edison Pereyra. The lecture follows from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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“It is truly an honor to welcome Julissa Reynoso to Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Her life story of public service is remarkable, and she is an inspirational model for the whole Union County community.”

“Since its inception our nation has been enriched by immigrants. Ms. Reynoso is a shining example of the strength we all gain when every person is valued and encouraged to reach their fullest potential,” said Freeholder Angel G. Estrada.

Ms. Reynoso was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to America with her family, settling in the Bronx.

While finishing high school she was encouraged to aim high and continue her education. She went on to earn degrees from Harvard, the University of Cambridge and the Columbia University School of Law.

In addition to receiving awards and citations during her service as US Ambassador to Uruguay during the Obama Administration, Ms. Reynoso has received public service awards from Columbia University, New York University, the North Star Fund, the Legal Aid Society and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation among others.

She has also received the Order of the Quetzal from Guatemala and the Order of Del Valle from Honduras – both are the highest honors awarded by each country – and she has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Ms. Reynoso has written extensively on regulatory reform, community organizing, housing reform, immigration policy, and Latin American politics.

She currently serves as an attorney at the law firm of Winston and Strawn at their New York office.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed throughout the U.S. this year from Friday, September 15 to Sunday, October 15.

Challenges for a New Leadership is sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

For more information on this event and all Cultural and Heritage programs call 908-588-2550 or visit online at ucnj.org/parks.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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