2017-2018 Weekly Convocations

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of fields.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

Oct 6

Convocation: Diana Yanez

Actor and filmmaker Diana Yanez is known for her comedic performances about growing up as the daughter of Cuban immigrants in Miami.

Friday, October 6th, 2017
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel

Diana Yanez is an actor, writer, comic, and filmmaker known for her comedic performances and stories of growing up as the daughter of Cuban immigrants in Miami. An Internet celebrity, her legendary videos have reached viral proportions (over 15 million views on YouTube) with hits like "Spanish For Your Nanny" and "Let Me Borrow That Top." Her first one-woman show about her quirky life growing up in Miami, "Viva La Evolución," won the New York International Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award for Solo Show. Yanez has appeared Off-Broadway in Margaret Cho's “Sensuous Woman Show” as well as with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Rosie O'Donnell on the “True Colors Tour.” She is the creator and co-star of the hit comedy “Latina Christmas Special,” which was selected by the Los Angeles Times as 'Critic's Choice' two years in a row. She has appeared on TV shows including “Criminal Minds,” “The Shield,” “Boston Legal,” and many more. An outstanding stand-up comic and writer, she has performed at The Groundlings, The Improv, The Comedy Store and many others. A writer and filmmaker as well, she has a dynamic arsenal of expression in a multitude of media. Yanez hails from Miami, Florida (the "Other Cuba") and is first generation Cuban-American.

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