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Pub Theology discusses civic engagement with Mayra Juárez-Denis
September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Mayra Juárez-Denis is a native of San Antonio, TX, and she was raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She returned to the US as a teenager, with hope and dreams to acquire higher education. She is a product of SAISD, graduating in the top ten of her class, just after three years of acquiring English as her second language. After, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University – College Station and a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin.
She has extensive international experience, as well as grassroots community organizing experience at a local level, where she was trained under the Industrial Foundation model. She is deeply passionate about education, leadership development and local politics.
Her passion is to find and build leaders in the community to increase civic engagement in their communities to create a strong participatory democracy.
Mayra is serving as the Regional Director at Leadership for Educational Equity; she is in charge of the leadership development of SARISE-local organizing group of educators; and part of the circle of Directors at the Young Women Task Force.
Fun fact: Mayra has lived long term in four different countries, including Mexico, USA, Spain and Belgium. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.