Keynote Speaker

Each year, the Special Events Co-Chairs invite a Latinx speaker to discuss an important topic with the Vanderbilt community.

Speaker Event 2021

On October 21, 2021, activist Daphne Frias was invited by ALAS to speak at Vanderbilt. A proud champion for the disabled community, Daphne has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair to ambulate. She is equally passionate about topics like gun violence and climate change. Notably, she helped organize the 2019 Climate Strikes and worked as the NY State Director for March for Our Lives.

2019 keynote speaker Dr. Bernardo Ferdman on the Latinx identity.