2016 i3 Opening ReceptionKeynote Speaker: Tara Sherry-Torres, Founder + Creative Director, Cafe Con Leche
Tuesday, June 145:30 PM, Banquet Dinner135 N. Bellefield AvenueSchool of Information Sciences, 3rd Floor TheaterContact: email@example.com
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Tara's passion for people and places led her to pursue her Master in Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, concentrating in Community Organizing. In January 2014 Tara founded Cafe Con Leche because she missed her Puerto Rican roots and envisioned creative ways to engage Latinos, educate the Pittsburgh region on the economic power of Latinos and help Pittsburgh companies connect with Latino consumers. Currently, Tara sits on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Land Bank.
Cafe Con Leche is an award winning Latino cultural brand that curates authentic experiences that connect Latinos using media, events, food, art and culture. In 2016, Cafe Con Leche partnered with Most Wanted Fine Art gallery to host Pittsburgh's first Latino Artist in Residency program along with a Puerto Rican supper club series called Sobremesa. Cafe Con Leche is winner of the 2015 Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group's Community Development Award.