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John Quiñones to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Diversity Forum

Host of hidden-camera series, “What Would You Do?” will discuss his origins from a low socioeconomic class to becoming a national television star. 

Host of hidden-camera series, “What Would You Do?” will discuss his origins from a low socioeconomic class to becoming a national television star. 

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Seven-time Emmy award winner and best selling author John Quiñones will share his childhood experiences with poverty to making it big in national television. 

Quiñones, host of hidden-camera series, “What Would You Do?” grew up in the Latinx neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, that gave him a unique understanding of the challenges of immigration and integration. He was chosen as this year’s keynote speaker because of his immense success overcoming socioeconomic barriers. 

Quiñones will discuss how education played a monumental role in his success, emphasizing the importance of formulating a plan for success from the very beginning. 

Quiñones will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 UW-Madison Diversity Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. in Union South’s Varsity Hall. 

Following his speech on Tuesday evening, there will be a multitude of workshops and panels on Wednesday, Nov. 6. 

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