Women's Summit 2017
With more than 220 women this year, Compañeras had a Great success on the 11th Annual Women's Summit celebrated on September 23rd, 2017!
Each fall, for the past 11 years, Spanish-speaking women from around Boulder County and the region have gathered at the University of Colorado for the annual Cumbre de Mujeres Compañeras (Women’s Summit). The one-day event features guest speakers, discussion panels and an a community expo for the Latina women in our community. The summit provides a safe place for the women to come together, learn from one another and share their stories. “It really is a space where Spanish-speaking women can have a place to feel safe and be themselves and talk about issues that they care about and have conversations among each other,” says Boulder City Councilwoman Mary Young, who has attended the summit since 2013 and was one of the panelists this year. This year's theme chosen by the Compañeras, was Más allá del Bienestar (Beyond Well-being) and our guest speaker was Jeanette Vizguerra, community organizer and activist who has been publicly sharing her immigration story for years as she’s battled deportation orders. She attracted national attention this past year when she spent several weeks living in a Denver church and has been central to building the recent sanctuary movement.
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Youth summit latinx
Congratulations to the 2017 Annual Latinx Youth Conference that was a great success last Saturday September 23rd, 2017. The Latinx Cumbre Juvenil is a safe space to examine social justice issues and intersectionality for leadership, community, and movement building. The conference aims to strengthen communication between generations by empowering youth voices and authentically honoring multicultural identities. Workshops that were presented to the youth included Power, Privilege & Change (Peers Building Justice); LGBTQ intersectionality (OASOS); Relationships & Consent (MESA); Environmental Justice (AFC+A); & Media Gardens (GENSISTERS & KGNU). The GENESISTERs who have been working on their CSL storytelling were able to showcase some of their spoken word. The ALCJ had over 70 youth participants as well as a wonderful community youth resource fair with over 10 youth advocates represented. The ALCJ planning committee did a great job organizing, mobilizing and facilitating the event, congrats all!!!
Congratulations to the 2nd Annual ELLOS conference that it was a great success last Friday September 22nd, 2017
with 50 Latinx youth and their parents.
“A conference for Latino men and boys to build leadership, development, and identity for healthier lives”
The conference aims to strengthen communication between generations by empowering youth voices and authentically honoring multicultural identities. Workshops that were presented to the youth and adults included Who we are? Substance Use Prevention by Dr. Alexis Saccoman a Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Identity & Power by Artist Mario Jose Olvera; Camino de Palabra, Padres con Corazón by MILPA Collective with John Pineda, Dario Soto &