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Trapped Chilean miner to speak at University of Nevada, Reno



It has been almost one year since Mario Sepulveda, along with 32 of his mining comrades, were rescued after the San Jose Mine collapsed while they were working 620 meters under-ground. After 70 days of darkness, the miners were saved through an unprecedented united mission of nations and individuals. Sepulveda has since dedicated his life to social work in Chile and gives motivational speeches all over the world.

On Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Building, Sepulveda will share his journey, “Mario Sepulveda: A Personal Story of Surviving Against All Odds”, with over 450 students and community members. Sepulveda’s story showcases the strength of the human spirit and the positive outcomes that can come from teamwork and determination. Through his speeches, Sepulveda delivers a message of global cooperation and building trust to overcome adversity.

Sepulveda will give a smaller presentation to Reno’s Spanish-speaking community on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Neil Road Recreation Center – 3925 Neil Road.

These events are hosted by the Latino Research Center. Both events are free and open to the public. More information about interview opportunities will be sent out next week.

For more information about Mario Sepulveda, please visit www.mineromariosepulveda.cl

The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state. For more information please visit www.unr.edu/latinocenter   

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