In its 14th conference session, Indiana University and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis will be collaborating for the 2013 Indiana Latinos Leadership Conference. Together, the ILLC planning committee, which comprises of representatives from various universities and colleges are working towards creating a nexus for culture, identity, education, community, career development, current issues, and leadership information. This is a testament to the students’ efforts to continue the advancement of students’ active learning and development of a strong student network across the state of Indiana. For more information, contact Campus Life, UC 010. REGISTRATION CLOSES FEB 15TH.
Latinos continue to contribute to a wide range of multiple skills and ideas that grow communities which reflect our rich diversity. The Indiana Latino Leadership Conference aims to express this through its main theme: LatiKnow Yourself: I Am… and Much More! Although our communities are often boxed-in as one monolithic group with simplistic descriptions in the media and popular culture, our hope is that all conference participants will learn and engage in a meaningful day of breaking away from simplified perceptions of what describes a Latino/a.
It is our goal to execute a state conference on Latino Leadership. The conference’s purpose is to fulfill an increasing need for awareness of specific challenges Latina/os face in obtaining education. This will result in forming a community of leaders that support Latino students in achieving academic success.
The hope is to accomplish this by creating a networking, educational, and support setting that would result in cooperation and strategies that will result in resolving the challenge of educating Latinos.