Dubbed the “Founder of the Justice League of Mexican Superheroes,” in her talk, Silvia Rivera shares her vision of the world as one in which everyday people turn superhero. We all have the capacity to be superheroes, she explains, but that perhaps we have not yet discovered our power.
Silvia shares the story of her own father (“SuperMex”), a man who faced what seemed like insurmountable challenges yet rose to meet every challenge with one simple motto―hechale ganas. “If you follow your heart and put forth the effort,” she says, you might discover that “we are the superheroes that we’ve been waiting for.”
Silvia Rivera Vocalo
A leading voice on issues of leadership and diversity in public media, Silvia is the Managing Director of Vocalo. In addition to receiving a Chicago Foundation for Women Founders Award, Silvia is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Latino Public Radio Consortium and holds a BA in Media Management from Columbia College Chicago.
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