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ERIK J. DOMINGUEZ

As an immigrant who grew up between two cultures and mixed messages, the familiarity I have with speaking fears fueled me to learn and share the tools to overcome those obstacles. For nearly 25 years, my team-oriented speaking and teaching style has centered around shared experiences, a philosophy that everyone has a unique story, and a belief that everyone can share their minds and hearts through powerful presentations.

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How speech and debate transformed this once shy Iowan into the truest version of himself, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “My First Time” on Aug. 20, 2019.

“Figures of Speech” is a feature-length documentary (narrated by Chris Pine) about a group of high school students from all over the country vie for glory in the little-known world of competitive acting, otherwise known as Speech or Forensics.

More and more Spanish speakers are moving to Iowa. Telemundo shares what it’s like for Latinos like Erik Dominguez who call Iowa home.

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