On Friday, September 25, 2020, at 3:00 pm EDT, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the Indiana State Bar Association Latino Affairs Committee will welcome Dr. Padilla Peralta as the keynote speaker at their fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Due to social distancing limitations caused by the ongoing pandemic, the event will be held virtually.
At the age of four, Dan-el Padilla Peralta arrived in New York City from the Dominican Republic. Despite his undocumented status, the young boy rose from poverty and homelessness to obtain his Ph.D. and is now an Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton University. Dr. Padilla Peralta's presentation will focus on historical and contemporary approaches to the dilemmas of citizenship. For further details and registration information, see the Press Release.