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ACC AIRS SECOND EPISODE OF READY, SET, ASCENDER


The second episode of ACC’s Ready, Set, Ascender hosted by Alejandra Polcik, Manager of Hispanic Outreach Projects, and Megan Diaz, Ascender Outreach Specialist, aired on October 23. After giving viewers an overview of the Ascender program, Megan presented a brief history of Halloween. Next, Alejandra talked about Dia de Los Muertos and explained some of the customs associated with it including alters and what to include on them. She also suggested virtually visiting Mexic-ArteMuseumEvents.org. Megan talked about her Uncle Johnny who recently passed away and his spirit of giving and his encouragement to everyone to vote.

In the “Students in Accion” segment of the show, Ascender alumnus David Perez shared a little information about himself, being in the Ascender program and his plans for the future. David also shared his talent for applying makeup as well as some make-up tips. The next segment of the show, En Un Dia, showcased Ascender instructor Lillian Huerta. Instructor Huerta shared a little about herself including her favorite food truck, her love of reading and her work with rescuing wild life. She also commented on being an Ascender instructor, “Ascender has value in family and that’s why I’m part of the program.”

The complete episode can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCvOhE0Q3ow&feature=youtu.be


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