September 28, 2016

For immediate release

Contact: Esther Watstein 203-332-5226

Housatonic Community College Women of Wisdom Series Features Poet/Activist Julia De Burgos

The poet Julia De Burgos will be featured at the next HCC Women of Wisdom Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 12:45 p.m. HCC Sociology Instructor Saulo Colon will discuss the Puerto Rican poet who was a famous advocate for Puerto Rican independence.

Born in 1914, Julia De Burgos is an internationally recognized poet. She was also the Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women’s branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. She died in 1953. The lecture takes the name of one of her books, “I Was My Own Path” “Yo Misma Fui Mi Ruta.”

The HCC lecture will take place in the Women’s Center, Beacon Hall, room #371. The public is invited at no charge. Parking is available in the HCC garage, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport.

For further information, contact Janice Schaeffler, 203-332-5220.