Reading: Egli Colón Stephens & Natalia

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Unbroken is a hope-filled story of a mother and a daughter, and their unwavering grip for life; reminding us that the human spirit is unbreakable. Grounded in their faith, together they battle a life-threatening disease that would forever change the course of their lives. In this chronicle you will hear these warriors’ roar, holding on to life and God's promises. Dr. Egli Colón Stephens digs into memory weaving stories of her cultura, familia, and tradiciones that armed her with the tools to survive the challenges of life. Instinctually, she began to write about the journey God had brought her from, and a decade later, here it is. Like life, which is not linear, this story takes many shifts and unexpected turns. Facing the biggest challenge to date, through her daughter’s life challenge, Egli learns what it means to be courageous, resilient and relentless while leaning on her community for prayers. Their story has over 53,000 views on Telemundo and over 32,000 visits on their CaringBridge blog. They have also been featured on NBC News Latino, Daily News, The Morning Show in Australia, Vivala, ABC News, DNAinfo, Women’s Health, Us Weekly, and Vogue.

Egli Colón Stephens, Ed.D., is a woman of deep faith committed to social justice and transformative education. She has been an inner-city educator for about twenty years and currently teaches sociology at Bronx Community College and Dominican history at Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is also a Certified Holistic Life Coach and a consultant. Dr. Colón Stephens has been a distinguished human rights guest speaker at many institutions, including the United Nations, Fordham University, Universidad Panamericana de Aguas Calientes in Mexico to name a few. She is passionate about Latino literature and writing. Her writings have been published on NBC News Latino, My LifeStyle Magazine, Mamás Latinas, and a brief article-critique on the Oprah Magazine. She has also been featured in Super Canal 33, the Observer, La Jornada, the New York Times, Fitness Magazine, SemiPerm Connections and Life Coach Network Radio. www.eglicolonstephens.com

Natalia Harris is a college student, professional model, cancer surThriver and body positive image activist. She has had major health setbacks which have all led to a pivotal moment for a significant comeback. Ms. Harris has participated in New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Glamour (Hungary), Women’s Health, and Cosmopolitan magazines, The Morning Show in Australia, Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día, and Refinery 29. She has been featured in music videos and commercials, and on billboards and a few episodes of Project Runway. Natalia is determined and crystal clear about spreading a message of hope to the world. Although she loves fashion and modeling, her life’s purpose is to use it as a platform to heal humanity. www.iamnataliaharris.com

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032