On Friday, September 16th, we had a very special visitor.  As part of our series of lectures on current political events, including the upcoming elections, the Honors Program welcomed Luis A. Miranda Jr. for a Constitution Day talk.

Miranda has almost four decades of experience as a leader in the public and private sectors.  A native of Puerto Rico, Luis held managerial positions at the Community Service Society, the NYC Department of Employment, the NYC Board of Education, and Aspira of New York.  Luis is currently the chairperson of The Broadway League’s Latino audience development program, Viva Broadway.  He is a Board Member of the John Jay College Foundation, vice-chair of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and a member of the advisory boards to Nielsen Ratings, and Revolucion Latina.  He is also deeply involved in the production of the current Broadway hit Hamilton and he is the father of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of the show, who received an honorary degree from YU.
Miranda spoke to our students about the importance of community involvement and bridging the gaps between people.  He offered suggestions of how students in Washington Heights can get involved in their own local community and get to know it.
We are very grateful to Miranda for coming to YU and addressing us.

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