Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Speakers Series presents "Salsa: A Metaphor for Life in the Workplace"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents "Salsa: A Metaphor for Life in the Workplace". This interactive program is led by Julio Barrenzuela, founder of Salsa 29 Productions in Springfield.

WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center (PAC) on the University of Illinois Springfield campus.

(The event will be available on video on demand at

DETAILS: The program will encourage participants to pinpoint their passion(s) and to let these passions motivate them to live with intentionality.

Born in Lima, Peru, Mr. Barrenzuela was one of ten finalists for the 2009 State Journal-Register's First Citizen Award, for which he was nominated for his efforts to shatter the barriers of underrepresented groups, particularly youths, older adults, and people with disabilities. In his presentation, Julio will demonstrate how mastery of elements of salsa dancing, such as leading, timing, and social interaction, can be transferred into skills that are useful for collaborating and for practicing an awareness of the diversity of our world.

The ECCE Speakers Series at UIS is a campus-sponsored lecture series that aims to exemplify engaged citizenship as part of the university’s effort to foster appreciation for and practice of diversity and the active effort to make a difference in the world. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or

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