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Posted on: Oct 04th, 2021

Described as “somewhere between a comforting whisper and a cogent declaration” by  The New York Times, Lauren Henderson EMBA ‘19 music resonates with listeners around the world.  

Henderson uncovers the layers of her diverse background in both English and Spanish.  Her compositions paint stories, reflecting journeys imposed through the African Diaspora that interplay Henderson’s Panamanian, Montserratian, and vast Caribbean roots with her North American upbringing.  

Jazz, Latin jazz, flamenco, R&B and soul music roots aid an exploration of culture, society, race relations, and the complexities encountered as we navigate life’s obstacles. 

Join members of the Inman Page Black Alumni Council and Brown University Latino Alumni Council on October 20, 7:30 PM ET for a fireside chat with Lauren Henderson EMBA ‘19 that will feature stories about her work and performances.

October 20, 2021

7:30 PM ET 

Register Here

We want to thank our generous BULAC familia for helping us host a very virtual year of programming.  Over 80 alumni volunteered their time and talents to our community in 2020-21.  Here is a small snapshot of the BULAC programming made possible by your support: 

Thank you for continuing to give back to the Brown University Latino Alumni Community! See our archive of events here.

Our executive board has been hard at work over the last year and  looks forward to serving the BULAC community through Summer ‘22.  We are looking for volunteers to join our Nomination Committee, which seeks recommendations from our membership-at-large for candidates to fill open positions of the E-Board.  If you would like to participate or to learn more about this committee, please e-mail

Monica Muñoz Martinez ’06 was named a MacArthur Fellow for her work in bringing to light long-obscured cases of racial violence along the U.S.-Mexico border and their reverberations in the present. 

Years ago, an unlikely mentor put Carlos Lejnieks ‘00 on a new path.  Today, he’s going to bat for young people as president of a Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter and the first Latino president of Brown University’s Alumni Association. Read more on Hispanic Executive

Dania Matos ‘03 will ‘lead with love’ as UC Berkeley’s new Vice Chancellor of Equity & Inclusion (read here).  Read about her work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in this Skimm Her Career feature

We’re celebrating Suzanne M. Rivera ’91 P’22 as she is inaugurated at Macalester College as its 17th president.  Sue Rivera is the first woman and first Latina to lead the nationally recognized St. Paul liberal arts school.  Join the ceremony virtually October 9 at 10:30 AM CT to hear her remarks. 

Andrés Acebo ‘08 was compelled to succeed on behalf of his immigrant parents, but now he’s found his true calling: helping those who need him most.  Read the Hispanic Executive feature here.

Bernadette Aulestia ’94, P’23 is among the founders of a new coalition of food industry veterans, startup founders, investors and influencers seeking to increase funding and opportunities for historically underrepresented entrepreneurs.  The New American Table honors the intersection of food & culture & celebrating the new American palate & the next generation of iconic food brands.  Learn more here

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