Title

USHLI Reflections: Latinx Empowerment Conference

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

A group of students attended the 2019 United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Conference in Chicago. At this conference, students listened to and interacted with Latinx speakers. The speakers presented on behalf of their experiences as leaders within the fields of community organizing, politics, and other forms of service. At this four-day conference, there were workshops that emphasized the joys and difficulties of becoming leaders. These workshops focused on self-care, motivation when life gets challenging, as well as issues within the Latinx community. Students had the opportunity to network with student leaders from other universities. They exchanged impressions about workshops and the speakers, as well as reflections on how to apply information from the conference. This presentation will highlight students’ personal takeaways from the conference. Each attendee felt inspired by the speakers to become more active within their communities and the larger political atmosphere. Students were impacted by the stories of hardship and success from leaders such as Dolores Huerta, Beto O’Rourke, Juan Andrade, among others. Each student will share narratives of personal and professional growth with concrete examples of how they are applying what they learned at this conference.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Manuel Rodriguez

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May 16th, 2:00 PM May 16th, 3:00 PM

USHLI Reflections: Latinx Empowerment Conference

Ellensburg

A group of students attended the 2019 United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Conference in Chicago. At this conference, students listened to and interacted with Latinx speakers. The speakers presented on behalf of their experiences as leaders within the fields of community organizing, politics, and other forms of service. At this four-day conference, there were workshops that emphasized the joys and difficulties of becoming leaders. These workshops focused on self-care, motivation when life gets challenging, as well as issues within the Latinx community. Students had the opportunity to network with student leaders from other universities. They exchanged impressions about workshops and the speakers, as well as reflections on how to apply information from the conference. This presentation will highlight students’ personal takeaways from the conference. Each attendee felt inspired by the speakers to become more active within their communities and the larger political atmosphere. Students were impacted by the stories of hardship and success from leaders such as Dolores Huerta, Beto O’Rourke, Juan Andrade, among others. Each student will share narratives of personal and professional growth with concrete examples of how they are applying what they learned at this conference.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/203