Latinx Education Professionals Conference
The Latinx Education Collaborative hosted its third annual professional and leadership development conference, Evolución, for Latinx education professionals (and friends) virtually on Saturday, October 24, 2020 streaming live from 9 am to 12 pm. The LEC hosted 465 total registrants from across the nation!
Featured speakers included José Luis Vilson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of EduColor and Patrick Jones, Senior Vice President at The Mind Trust. The conference also featured 2 breakout sessions hosted by regional educators and education professionals. The first lineup of breakouts included "Fierce Self-Care for the Remainder of 2020" by Eva Santiago, "Latinx Teachers in Search of Belonging in Schools" by Socorro Herrera, Ed. D., "What It Means to be an Anti-Racist Educator", by Roberto Diaz, and "Communication with Families in the Age of COVID19" by Erik Erazo & Maria Isabel Gutierrez-Flores. The second round of breakouts included "Latinx Teachers as Agents of Change" by Socorro Herrera, Ed. D., "Wear Your Hoops - Bring Your Authentic Self into the Classroom" by Katie Caster, "Disrupting Within the System" by Allexis Aranda & Millie Gonzalez, "Leadership, Transformation, and Emotional Intelligence - We Can Do More Than Survive" by Rito Martinez.
Thank you Evolución 2020 Sponsors & Community Partners!
The LEC would like to thank the following Evolucion steering committee members for their support of this event: Susana Elizarraraz, Chair; Roberto Diaz; Elizabeth Janzen; Eva Santiago; Juan Carlos Lara; Mia Monarca; Iván Ramirez; and Marta Silva.