Tuesday November 9, 2021
Best known for her leadership in the labor and civil rights movement, Huerta, 91, is one of the most influential activists in the 20th century. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
Regional Latinx leaders share with us their experiences being small business owners, the importance of intergenerational wealth within the Latinx community through ownership, business growth, and development.
HOW PROFESSIONALS ARE EFFECTIVELY NAVIGATING THE PANDEMIC
Learn how busy leaders are successfully navigating the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. This session offers advice and tips from health experts from Children's Minnesota.
ONE-ON-ONE WITH A-ROD
An exclusive interview with Co-Owner of the Timberwolves and World Series Champ, Alex Rodriguez.
Our LatinoLEAD team will dive into several programs, inaugurate the ALP member and dive into the various networking options.
Wednesday November 10, 2021
CNN National Correspondent will be talking with our Executive Director Irma Trapero about how he got to where he is today and how his culture plays a role in his career.
Author and campaign strategist, Chuck Rocha, will give insight into how Latino voter outreach is vital to our election system. Chuck is an Advisory Board Member of Leaders of Color, which recruits Black and Brown leaders to serve in public office, and is also the founder of Nuestro PAC, a partisan Super PAC that aims to educate, mobilize and turn out Latinos in key electoral states.
Nearly 20% of the U.S. population is Latinx. But only 4% of lawyers are Latinx. In this presentation, panelists will discuss what steps the legal profession and the Minnesota Latinx community must take to increase the representation of Latinx lawyers in the law, and thereby ensure that our justice system reflects those it serves.
This session covers Latino identity in the workplace and how it impacts one’s perceived authenticity. Strategies will be shared on how to be a leader without sacrificing your Latinx heritage. The challenges being faced by Latinx can not be solved by Latinos and outlines effective allyship by, and for, Latinos.
LATINX ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL: AN ECONOMIC FORCE IN THE U.S.
LIVE ON NOVEMBER 9, 2021 AT 9:00 AM
In this session, we will have leaders share with us their experiences being small business owners, the importance of intergenerational wealth within the Latinx community through ownership, business growth, and development. We'll share resources about how to make sure you succeeded in your entrepreneurship journey. In addition, we will learn about how Latinx-Americans and Latino immigrants positively contribute to our economy. Hosted by Alfredo Martel, CEO & President of MEDA & LatinoLEAD Board Member. Featuring Founder of UNO Branding Luis Fitch, Owner & Managing Attorney, Contreras & Metelska, P.A. Gloria Contreras Edin, Chef & Author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard and Ceiling Pro International's Oscar Ramirez.
NOVEMBER 9, 2021 AT 8:30 AM
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
NOVEMBER 10, 2021 AT 8:30 AM
Omar Jimenez is a National Correspondent for one of todays most prominent news network, CNN. Since starting as a correspondent in 2019, Jimenez has helped lead CNN's coverage on numerous national and international stories including: the murder of George Floyd, the first major COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, and more.
NOVEMBER 10, 2021 AT 9:00 AM
Chuck Rocha is a preeminent Latino vote expert, the President and Founder of Solidarity Strategies, a New York Times op-ed contributor and the author of his debut memoir, “Tío Bernie,” which provides an inside look at the strategy behind the historic Latino outreach operation he pioneered on the Bernie 2020 campaign. Chuck is an Advisory Board Member of Leaders of Color, which recruits Black and Brown leaders to serve in public office, and is also the founder of Nuestro PAC, a partisan Super PAC.
NOVEMBER 10, 2021 AT 12:30 PM
Dr. Robert Rodriguez is the president of DRR Advisors LLC, a diversity consulting firm specializing in employee resource groups and Latino talent initiatives and has consulted over 300 companies on their diversity initiatives. He has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Latinos in Corporate America by Hispanic Business magazine, has won the Maestro Award by Latino Leaders magazine and was named one of the Top 10 Líderes of 2020 by Hispanic Executive magazine.
LATINX REPRESENTATION IN LAW - IMPROVING THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
LIVE ON NOVEMBER 10, 2021 AT 9:00 AM
Nearly 20% of the U.S. population is Latinx. But only 4% of lawyers are Latinx. In this presentation, panelists will discuss what steps the legal profession and the Minnesota Latinx community must take to increase the representation of Latinx lawyers in the law, and thereby ensure that our justice system reflects the people it serves.