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Canceled: Saul Flores: The Immigration Walk

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Mills Theatre, Carr Hall, Longmeadow Campus

Due to concerns around the Coronavirus and following guidance from the CDC, WHO and Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding large gatherings, Bay Path University has made the decision that our Kaleidoscope event with Saul Flores set for April 14th, is canceled.

Please note that we will look to reschedule this event.

Speaker: Saul Flores, philanthropist, photojournalist, and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects.

Saul will share his “walk” as a North Carolina State University senior in the summer of 2010. He spent three months walking, hitchhiking, sleeping on the ground and hiding when needed the way immigrants from South America do. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through ten countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

The audience will relive The Walk of the Immigrants with Saul with the hope that this will create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy, and hope that immigrants experience on their journey for a better life and opportunities in the United States.

About Saul Flores

Saul Flores (pronounced sah–ool), is a philanthropist, photojournalist, and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects. Through his most recent project, Saul documents the amazing lives of thousands of Latin American immigrants to fundraise for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown.

His work has been featured on National Public Radio, MSNBC, and TEDX. Additionally, Saul has been featured as a keynote speaker for dozens of universities, inspiring audiences through his visual presentations, in which he helps people realize the capacity of their immense human potential given times of extreme adversity.