October 23, 2021


LatinX Educators Virtual Conference

(Past Event)

The Latinx Education Collaborative will be hosting its fourth annual leadership and professional development conference for Latinx education professionals (and friends), "Evolución", on October 23, 2021, online.


10:00 - 10:10 am | Opening & Welcome

10:10 - 10:45 am | Morning Keynote: Dr. Juan Andrade, President, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. Keynote Sponsored by: LiUNA MKLDC and Hispanic Leaders Group of Greater St. Louis

10:45 am - 12:00 pm | Breakout Sessions

• Breakout 1: Dress Coded: Dual perspective by Gen X + Gen Z

Speakers: Eva Santiago, KCPS Educator & Sophia Herrera, Latinx Student

• Breakout 2: Educator Wellbeing

Speakers: Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid, Professor and Teacher Supervisor, University of San Francisco

Breakout 3: The In-Between: The Hypervisibility, yet Invisibility, of the Latinx Educator

Speakers: Dr. Amanda Morales, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

• Breakout 4: Student Panel: What Could Education Be? - Partnership with The Learning Club

Speakers: Dallanary Castor Lara (2020 LEC Future Educator Awardee), Justin Ramirez Ruiz, & Victoria Requenes

• Breakout 5: Missouri Teacher Civic Engagement - The 2020 Census & Its Impact on Latinx Families

Moderator: Cecilia Belser-Patton, Speakers: Denise Lieberman - Director & General Counsel of the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Griselda Samuel-Vega - Regional Counsel for the Midwest regional office of the Mexican American Legal & Educational Fund (MALDEF), Sean Soendker Nicholson - Principal, GPS Impact, Nancy Kelley - Program Director - Missouri Foundation for Health

• Breakout 6: Innovating to Transform our System

Speakers: Crystel Harris, Director, NewSchools Venture Fund & Antonio Tapia, Senior Associate Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund

12:00 - 12:10 pm | Cafecito & Musical Performance

12:10 - 12:45 pm | Closing Speaker Michelle Mercado, Vice President, TNTP

12:45 - 1:00 pm | Closing and Call to Action with Juliana Urtubey, 2021 National Teacher of the Year

Thank you to our event sponsors, SchoolSmart Kansas City and NewSchools Venture Fund.