Yesika Salgado
Delta College to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
September 15, 2021

STOCKTON – Bestselling author and poet Yesika Salgado will share a virtual poetry reading and screenwriter and Stockton native Jorge Ramirez Martinez will speak on the importance of storytelling, two events highlighting Delta College’s recognition of Latinx Heritage Month.

The public is welcome to attend.

Salgado, who is Salvadorian American, is the author of three books: "Corazón," "Tesoro," and "Hermosa." She is a 2020 International Latino Book Award winner and body-positive activist. She will speak at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 20. Register at:

Jorge Ramirez Martinez, a writer for the Netflix show “Selena,” will speak on the subject of telling Latinx stories. Delta students who preregister for this event can win a writing journal to get started in telling their own stories. 

Martinez will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. Register at: 

“We are so excited to once again celebrate Latinx Heritage Month at Delta College, with a series of events that will be meaningful for both students and the public,” said Professor Sarah Seekatz, chair of Delta’s Cultural Awareness Program and Latinx Heritage Month Committee.

In a third public event, tune in on Tuesday, Oct. 11 (time TBD) for Delta College’s annual celebration of Indigenous People's Day. The event will be streamed online with the help of Digital Media students. Speakers and native dancers will remind us of the rich culture and history of native peoples of this continent.  Tune in at

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Yesika Salgado


Jorge Ramirez Martinez