LATINA HISTORY DAY AGENDA & SPEAKERS
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM / Concourse Hall
Kick off Latina History Day at our morning main stage program! Highlights include the presentation of our Latina Future History Maker Award recipients - inspiring Latina college students making a difference in California, and our Keynote Panelists. Continental breakfast provided!
Concurrent Workshops - Session 1
10:00 AM - 11:05 AM
Cultivating Your Story to Harvest Success
Latina leaders in the creative and entertainment industries will discuss their professional pathways, valuable career insights as accomplished Latinas in the workplace, and the importance of storytelling and personal branding in achieving success.
Building a Flourishing Education System That Serves All
With a diverse student population and the state’s need for an increasingly more educated citizenry to maintain its economic standing, we must ensure California’s education system, from K-12 to postsecondary education, serves students equitably and is accessible to all. Some of California’s most important educational leaders will discuss challenges and opportunities in reimagining California’s educational system to better serve the needs of students, particularly Black and Latinx students, multilingual learners, and students experiencing poverty. What is California’s vision for a more equitable educational system, and what promising strategies, initiatives, and solutions are being piloted and scaled? What remains to be done to build a flourishing education system that advances educational justice for communities of color and other historically marginalized and minoritized populations?
Board Member, West Covina Unified School District
The Growth of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Innovation and Communications
Brands are seeking to meet the needs of their diverse audiences and consumers are demanding that their culture and identity is seen, respected, and authentically portrayed. This panel will explore how you can lead the charge within your field - whether corporate, nonprofit, or government work environment - to drive inclusive representation. Leaders in this space will discuss the progress we have made, the changes we are still fighting for, and challenge you to think outside of the box.
Vice President Brand Integrated Communications and Cultural Relevancy,
The Estée Lauder Companies
Centering Mental Health to Build Healthy Community Ecosystems
We know the foundation of life-long mental health begins in childhood and is interconnected with overall well-being. As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, it was no surprise that it soon became a stressful time for youth and their families, especially youth of color who disproportionately experience negative mental health and well-being outcomes. Join us for a conversation on culturally responsive care across generations and gain insights on building healthier communities, self-care, and practical resources and tools.
Flourishing Finances: Creating Healthy Financial Habits
Learn how to create good financial habits and budgeting practices to set you up for success in college and beyond. Participants will put new skills to the test with real-life scenarios and financial goalsetting.
Senior Engagement Coordinator, Girls Inc. Orange County
Concurrent Workshops - Session 2
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Latinas in Sports: Ensuring Equity Flourishes On and Off the Field
Latinas are making history and literally changing the game for women in sports, yet deep disparities persist in the Sports Entertainment industry. A panel of gamechangers on and off the field will discuss their wins and efforts to advance equity and parity in women’s sports, from athlete pay and conditions, to representation in management and front office roles.
California’s Blooming Community School Movement: Centering Community Partnerships and Coordination so Students Thrive
The community schools movement aims to transform a school into a place where educators, community partners, government agencies, families, and students work together to strengthen conditions for student learning and healthy development. As partners, they organize in- and out-of-school resources, supports, and opportunities so that young people and their families thrive. Come learn about CA’s historic investment in community schools and how you can get involved.
Latinas in Power: Lessons on our Growing Community and Leadership
While Latinas grow in population size and labor force, they continue to lack the systemic investments and structural opportunities their peers receive. Join the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for a timely conversation on why focused attention on Latinas is critical for our shared future and how Latinas can grow their leadership across key industries. Attendees will be challenged to reflect on how they show up in their personal, organizational and community roles and identify ways they can amplify their leadership in those spaces.
Creating a Housing Bloom
Housing affordability and accessibility are some of California's most pressing issues, with urgent needs for visionary solutions. This panel brings together Latinas that are at the forefront of addressing these challenges to discuss the housing shortage, affordability, racial equity, and other issues facing our communities.
Latinas Shaping the Future of STEM+
In this session, participants will learn more about the quickly growing fields of science/ medicine, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Distinguished Latina professionals will share their stories and experience in the STEM field. These are the fastest-growing work sectors in California and Latinas are greatly underrepresented. This session is designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and interest in these careers among Latina high school students.
Anaelisa Aberto, Technical Artist, Meta
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM / Concourse Hall
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM / 2nd Floor Rooms 403 AB & 404AB
Exhibitors & Book Signings | Live DJs | Dessert & Coffee Served
Comadre Network Vendors & Services
Flower Crowns by Melina Duarte
Cisele Handcrafted Leather
For My Home Girls
My Serenity Designs
Virauful by Elvira
Nice and Bella jewelry
For Keepz Permanent Jewelry
Amor Por Vida
Casita Del Pueblo
Oh Comadre Candles
Mi Corazon Infinito
Mi Amor Artesanal
Maria Ivonne Zarate DECOR
Con Todo Press
Skillful & Soulful Press
Mexicons Art & Stationery
"CHINGONA" Author Alma Zaragoza-Petty
The Designing Chica
Mug Dealer Jefa
Western Governors UniversityIrma Villegas Real Estate
Mejor Amigo Pet Supply
Blue Shield of CA
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Kuyateh Law Group
Art by Anna Alvarado
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore
DJ & Catering
Tricia Montalvo Timm
Embrace the Power of You
Check out Tricia's book at the Comadre Network
and other great authors
SUMA Wealth Giveaway
Come by the SUMA Wealth booth and obtain a FREE 1-year Wealth Building Membership ($150 value). The membership will give you access to a web and app-based platform that provides users with smart suggestions and tools to grow their financial knowledge and wealth.