October 7, 2021

LCIM - Emergent LatinX Leaders in Missouri

(Past Event)


LCIM (Latinx Communities in Missouri) is a network of individuals and organizations working to ensure that the diverse history and contributions of Latinx communities in Missouri are represented in Missouri 2021 Bicentennial celebrations. Six events from June - November 2021 will highlight this important heritage in Missouri.

The Latinx population in Missouri is changing. The overall state population of Latinx is 4%, but in some rural and urban areas, the population is up to 7%. As the demographics in the state change, what does the future hold for our Latinx communities? Participate in a discussion with emerging Latinx leaders who will share their successes, challenges, and dreams for the future.

La población latina en Missouri está cambiando. A medida que cambia la demografía en el estado, ¿qué les depara el futuro a nuestras comunidades latinas? Participe en una discusión con futuros dirigentes de las comunidades latinas, quienescompartirán sobre sus éxitos, desafíos y sueños para el futuro.


Miriam Ruiz, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis

Edgar Palacios, Latinx Education Collaborative

Laura Pita, University of Missouri

Alejandro Santiago, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis

Kevin Reyes, SHPE St. Louis Gateway


Gabriela Ramirez Arellano, CORTEX, Center for Emerging Technologies, & STLJuntos

Our thanks to the official sponsor of the LCIM series, LiUNA! Missouri and Kansas Laborer's District Council.

LCIM Organizers represent the UMKC – Institute for Human Development/Alianzas, Boone County Extension Council, Hispanic Leaders of St. Louis, MU Cambio Center, and MU Extension's Community Arts Program.

Registration instructions:

Free, but registration required. Viewing link will be sent to registrants.

In English, Spanish-language subtitles may be available.

Contact: Lisa Overholser; overholserl@missouri.edu; 314-266-4833