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Join us for a conversation with members of the original Los Jets soccer team as we explore the story of their journey to establish a high school team in Siler City, North Carolina. Suffering setbacks and heartbreak, the majority Latino team, in only three seasons, emerged poised to win the state championship. With the leadership of volunteer coach and award-winning Latino journalist and author, Paul Cuadros, the Jets would go on to leave an important legacy in their community.
About Our Presenters
Paul Cuadros is an award-winning investigative reporter and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Chicago Reporter, The Center for Public Integrity, and other national and local publications. He is the author of A Home on the Field, How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America, which tells the story of Siler City, North Carolina as it copes and struggles with Latino immigration through the lives of a predominantly Latino high school soccer team.
Giuliana Vaca-Tricerri is an Ecuadorian immigrant who relocated to the Cape Fear area in 2014 to attend the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her time at UNCW, Giuliana worked closely with the Latinx community in Wilmington through her involvement in the MI CASA mentoring program, Centro Hispano and Alpha Psi Lambda, the university’s first Latino Greek organization.