An Evening with Sonia Manzano

In by Bonnie Zerr

Join WJCT Public Media for “An Evening with Sonia Manzano”, “Maria” from Sesame Street and author. Sonia Manzano will join WJCT’s President & CEO, David McGowan, on stage for a conversation about her distinguished career.

For over 40 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. Throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm. A first generation Puerto Rican born on the mainland, Manzano’s tale is one of perseverance and courage as she overcame countless obstacles to become one of the most influential Latinas in television.

  • 6PM-7PM – VIP Reception with Sonia Manzano (Studio A)
  • 7PM – Discussion

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served & cash bar open during discussion

Tickets for VIP Reception & Discussion

  • $20 WJCT Member
  • $30 Non-members

Tickets for Discussion

  • $10 – WJCT Member
  • $15 – Non-member

Get Tickets – Member

Get Tickets – Non-Member


Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


WJCT Studios
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32202