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Latino Poet set to speak at Obama’s inauguration!

Craig Dilger, New York Times

Two words. Richard Blanco. Remember this name because it is going down in the history books! For the first time in our U.S. history, a Latino will be speaking at the President’s inauguration ceremony. But wait, there is more! Richard Blanco, is not only Latino, he is also gay. So for the first time ever in our nation, a gay and Latino poet has been given the honor of speaking at the White House. Republican or Democrat, this is a celebration for all. This moment encapsulates our nation’s move toward truly practicing diversity and inclusion. How you may ask? By allowing inauguration speakers to represent often underrepresented groups in our country.

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About Ces’Ari Garcia Delmuro

Born and raised in southern California to Mexican-American parents, Ces'Ari pronounced Chez-ah-ree, has always had a passion for learning a little bit of everything while maintaining close cultural ties. She graduated the University of California, Irvine with campus wide and political science honors attached to her B.A. in Political Science. The honors titles came from completing a senior thesis on the shared infrastructure between the United States and Mexico. Rather than jumping straight into law school after graduation, she decided to first give back to a community that had similar demographics to her own and thus, joined Teach For America (TFA) and relocated to Arizona during the height of SB 1070 tensions. While in TFA, Ces'Ari earned her M. Ed. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science from Arizona State University and completed research on HB 2281, the ethnic studies ban in Arizona. The injustices that the Latino community faces propels Ces'Ari toward furthering her education as a means of gaining a louder voice to speak on behalf of the Latino community. She is currently studying for the LSAT and plans on attending law school in fall 2013. You can find more of Ces'Ari's writing on her personal blog.

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