Terisa Siagatonu is the keynote speaker for Asian Heritage Month, presented by the Office of Multicultural Programs.
Siagatonu is a queer Samoan poet. She performs spoken word poetry and has won many awards. One, in particular, was President Obama’s Champion of Change Award in 2012 for her activism as a spoken word poet/organizer in her Pacific Islander community.
Through her talent as a poet and her activism, she had the opportunity to perform in the White House and at a United Nations conference in France.
After her performance, there will be a short Q&A session for those in attendance.