Spring 2013

The Center for Professional Development is pleased to co-sponsor diversity speaker events at NECC.

Mayda Del Valle

Thursday, March 7, 2013
12:00—1:30, TC103AB, Haverhill Campus
Open to all faculty, staff, students and classes!

Biography of Mayda Del Valle

Mayda Del ValleMayda Del Valle has been described by the Chicago Sun Times as having “a way with words. Sometimes they seem to flutter and roll off her lips. Other times they burst forth like a comet streaking across a nighttime sky.” A proud native of the South Side of Chicago, she has appeared on 6 episodes of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO and was a contributing writer and original cast member of the Tony Award winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. She also toured with Norman Lear’s Declare Yourself Spoken Word Tour , a non-profit, non-partisan project created to encourage young voter registration for the 2004 presidential elections. She has appeared in Urban Latino, Latina Magazine, Mass Appeal, The Source, and The New York Times. Smithsonian Magazine chose her as one of “America’s Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences” and Oprah’s O Magazine named her as one of 20 women for the first ever “O Power List.” In May of 2009 she was invited to perform at The White House for the President and First Lady.

More Information

For more information on Mayda Del Valle, visit the following website: http://maydadelvalle.com/about/.

For additional details about this event, contact Linda Meccouri, Dean of Professional Development, at 978-556-3955 or lmeccouri@necc.mass.edu.

Co-sponsored by:

The Center for Professional Development and NECC’s National Coalition Building Institute in collaboration with the White Fund Enlightment Series