Cabrera to deliver keynote address in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month


The University of Southern Indiana will host “On the Shoulders of Giants,” a keynote address from Jimmy Cabrera, a professional motivational speaker, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 in Carter Hall. This event, which is presented as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, is free and open to the public.

Cabrera has been a professional speaker for 36 years, speaking in both the educational and corporate communities. He was ranked as one of the top three Hispanic Motivational Speakers in the nation by Market Data Enterprises. Throughout his career, he has spoken to well-over 1.5 million people. Some of his clients include NASA, Exxon, and Disney World. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, Greater Houston Speakers Association, and the American Society of Training and Development. He is the author of “What’s In Your Backpack? Packing for Success in Life” which outlines eight powerful success tools anyone can apply to their life.

Cabrera is a disabled Vietnam War veteran and received an Honorable Discharge award from the U.S. Navy in 1969. He was born and raised in Texas, and now resides in Houston with his wife Laural.

The event is sponsored by the USI Multicultural Center. Following Cabrera’s presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Cabrera’s book. Refreshments, including authentic Latin American cuisine, will be available for attendees after the address.

For more information, please contact Cesar Berrios at 812-228-5002 or


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