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The DreamHour Speaker Series (The Descendant Series) featuring individuals from the community who will share their experiences as descendants of African Americans and Indigenous peoples- who contributed to making America a global power – without recognition or compensation. Presentations will be focused on the lives of descendants of African American nation and Indigenous founders in America. Presenters will share their perspectives and experiences of the challenges, struggles, and successes involved with the legacy. 

8:30 PM 

Rudy Herrera

I was born in El Paso Texas in 1985. I left El Paso at the age of 13. My family is of native descent and grew up in and out of the Tigua reservation located in El Paso County as well as spent most of our leisure time in Juarez. When I moved to San Antonio I embraced it is my home. As it was the first time in my youth that structured and stable home life was available. I found a family as well as later created one. I left for some time but came back to the city I love wanting to be one of the many success stories that inspired me. All the while staying a practicing artist even when it was not lucrative or sustainable financially. Today I still strive to push myself in my artistic endeavors.