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Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)

Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)

Fighter Pilot, STEM Advocate and Trailblazer

Turned away from flight school because she was a woman, Olga Custodio went on to break barriers (including the sound barrier) as the first Latina to complete United States Air Force military pilot training, first to become a USAF pilot, and later, as the first Latina commercial pilot for American Airlines. She also holds firsts for all women as the first woman flight instructor at two major Air Force bases. Living by the mantra, “querer es poder” (loosely translated to “where there’s a will there’s a way”), Custodio’s perseverance, fighting spirit, leadership abilities and passion for flying took her to where few women have gone before. Now retired, she continues to lead and inspire, championing STEM and motivating women and girls to pursue aviation and male-dominated professions.  In Honor of Veterans Day 2018.

Veterans Day Event, presented by the Veterans Center

Thursday, November 1, 2018
A300 Auditorium  | 
Program begins at 1 p.m

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Dr. Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond

A Compelling Conversation with Matthew Desmond

Sociologist Matthew Desmond is the author of New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In 2015, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant for “revealing the impact of eviction on the lives of the urban poor and its role in perpetuating racial and economic inequality.” His landmark work Evicted tells the stories of eight families living on the edge and the landlords who control their fate. Desmond will transform our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation (unfair or inadequate pay for work) while providing fresh ideas for solving one of the most urgent issues facing America today - housing insecurity.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
A300 Auditorium
Program begins at 1 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  Registration is required.

“If incarceration had come to define the lives of men from impoverished black neighborhoods, eviction was shaping the lives of womenPoor black men were locked up. Poor black women were locked out.”

― Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Follow Matthew Desmond on Twitter: @Just_Shelter

See more at: justShelter.org

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