Speakers Series: Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga

Public Events
Thursday, September 21, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event registration ended at Thursday, September 21, 2023 7:00 pm.


Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga will speak about the strength and cultural wealth of our Latinx essential- and farm-workers, to highlight their leadership and their commitments to the coast that fuel our economy and well being amidst the challenges they experience.

She is Founder and Chief Executive Director of Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS), a Latino cultural arts, education and social justice program dedicated to working with rural youth and families living on coastside. Her current research is focused on understanding the emotional, psychological and traumatic experiences that impact undocumented and mixed status Latino youth.

Belinda’s work also focuses on understanding the cultural arts as a healing space for this community of children. Belinda is committed to social justice advocacy and multicultural practices in counseling that give voice to underground communities and expand indigenous cultural practices. She and her husband have three young daughters and live in Half Moon Bay.

She is a Faculty Coordinator for the Masters In Counseling MFT program at USF's South Bay location. She has a Doctorate in Education, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eighteen years experience working in community mental health, with a specialization in child trauma and Latino Mental Health.

La Dra. Belinda Hernández-Arriaga es fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS), un programa latino de artes culturales, educación y justicia social dedicado a trabajar con jóvenes y familias rurales que viven en la costa.

$10 admission supports our Youth Services Programs. Students are free.

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