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2019 FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE

(As of July 26, 2019 • Information and Schedule Subject to Change)

Friday, August 2

8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.Conference Registration

Saturday, August 3

7:00–9:00 a.m. UnidosUS SuperHero Family 5K
7:45–8:45 a.m. Coffee Networking Hour
8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Affiliate Concierge Lounge
9:00–10:30 a.m. Workshop

FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS
The “You” Advantage: Using Your Uniqueness to Build a Bridge of Possibilities 

“It’s better to give than to receive.” We’ve all heard that, but Pedro David Espinoza takes it a step further: “If serving is beneath you, then leadership is beyond you.” That motto has been the basis of Pedro’s journey, from growing up in Peru to attending UC Berkeley and becoming the founder of a Silicon Valley startup at 19. In this session, join Pedro as he tells the story of his life, and how he used his talents for a better purpose—to make a social impact—and push yourself to go beyond your comfort zone, to ask yourself “what bridges am I building today?”

FEATURED SPEAKER 
• Pedro Espinoza, Internet Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Author, and The Robin Hood of Technology, according to the Voice of America
10:30–11:00 a.m. National Latino Family Expo® Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop

FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS
Embracing Our Afro-Latinx Identities
Afro-Latinx young people face unique challenges as they navigate defining their own identities. They must do this while combating the perceptions of others, including their own communities. In this session, join us in an honest discussion about being Afro-Latinx on college campuses and in early careers as three guests share their experiences. This interactive workshop also brings together our Affiliate leaders and Afro-Latinx experts as we develop a framework to continue striving to support all Latinxs.

MODERATOR 
• Mariela Rosario, Editor-in-Chief, HipLatina

SPEAKERS
• Vanity Duran, Employment Coordinator, Enterprising Latinas
• Rebeca Shackleford, Data and Impact Manager, UnidosUS
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. National Latino Family Expo
1:00–3:00 p.m. National Affiliate Luncheon: Transforming Communities
The official program kickoff offering a special tribute to the nearly 300 Affiliates and staff across the country. It is also the prime opportunity to engage with Conference attendees in one setting.

UNIDOS US FAMILY STRENGTHENING AWARDEES 
• Para Los Niños (Los Angeles, CA)
• Sociedad Latina (Roxbury, MA) 

EMCEE
• León Krauze, News Anchor, Univision, KMEX Los Angeles

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
• Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS 

AFFILIATE ROLL CALL
• Maria Salinas, Board Chair, UnidosUS
• Fernando S. Godínez, Member of the UnidosUS Board of Directors

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
• Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
3:30–5:00 p.m. PLENARY
Is the American Dream Still Achievable for Latinos? A Conversation About Affordable Housing 

The United States faces a housing crisis for Latinos and other low- and moderate-income families. Homeownership rates have not improved since the Great Recession and availability of affordable rental units continues to be a struggle in communities across the country. Perspectives on how to address this crisis range from focusing on more efficient market mechanisms to fostering the political will to make affordable housing a greater national priority. The plenary session will explore these strategies to help attendees better understand the issue of affordable housing and advocate for policies that could help our community find affordable homes. 

SPEAKERS
• Lourdes Castro-Ramirez, President, University Health System Foundation 
• Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
• Lisa Rice, President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance
• Danny Gardner, Senior Vice President, Freddie Mac
6:00–9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

ENTERTAINMENT
• La Sonora Dinamita

Sunday, August 4

7:45–8:45 a.m. Coffee Networking Hour
8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Affiliate Concierge Lounge
9:00–10:30 a.m. Workshop

FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS
Interns: A Force to Be Reckoned With
We’ve all been encouraged to pursue internships, whether unpaid, for credit, or a stipend, but what’s the real value of an internship? Internships aren’t just a resume-builder; they offer the chance to try out work in a specific filed, to work alongside experts and can give you a real taste of the work for a particular career and help you decide if it’s the right one for you.

SPEAKER 
• Bianca Quesada, Director, Scripted Film & TV Development, Live Nation Productions
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. National Latino Family Expo
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Latinas Brunch: Power and Influence
One of the most popular events, honors and celebrates Latinas everywhere.

EMCEES
• Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
• Maria Salinas, Board Chair, UnidosUS

FEATURED SPEAKERS
• Gloria Calderón Kellett, Writer, One Day at a Time
Paola Mendoza, Artist & Filmmaker
• Nicole Taylor, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation 

ENTERTAINMENT
• Mariachi Las Alteñas
1:30-3:00 p.m.  Workshop

FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS
Familia es Familia: A lesson in Leadership from Latinx Youth
The next wave of LGBTQ Latinx youth are emerging as resilient leaders ready to fight for equality. As these new leaders establish their voices, they face new challenges. In this session, learn about real-world examples of efforts to build a more inclusive society through civic engagement and intersectional advocacy. This workshop features a new tool kit to assess and improve services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Latinx youth.

MODERATOR
• Ruben J. Gonzales, Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, LGBTQ Victory Institute 

SPEAKERS
• Wesley Paláu, Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion, San Diego State University Pride Center, Pronouns: They/Them/Élle
• Cris Sotomayor, Youth Services Manager, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, Pronouns: they,them,theirs
3:30–5:00 p.m. PLENARY
Trauma is a Reality for Our Kids: How to Protect Them So They Can Thrive 

Latino children are integral to our future success as a country. Yet, in the current environment, various forces are threatening our children’s physical and emotional well-being. Join us as we explore how trauma, adversity, and toxic stress impact the health and well-being of Latino children and their families, and as we explore strategies to help our children, families, and communities thrive. This conversation will highlight specific issues impacting our community, like family separation, and will present policies and practices aimed at supporting our children and protecting their overall physical and emotional health. 

SPEAKERS
• Grace Bonilla, Administrator, Human Resources Administration, City of New York 
• Vilma Reyes, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital 
• Vania Deonizio, Expressive Artist, Keynote Speaker & Activist 
• Pam Wright, Clinical Director, South Bay Community Services 

Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award
• San Ysidro Health (San Ysidro, CA)
 
The Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award Reception will follow the plenary.
5:00–6:00 p.m. Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award Reception

ENTERTAINMENT
• Tres Souls
6:00–8:00 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION
Young Professionals and Future Changemakers Reception

Monday, August 5

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Conference Registration
9:00–10:30 a.m. Monday Breakfast: Leading into the Future
A youth-focused session catering to the interests of the next generation’s leaders.

EMCEES
• Christian Acosta and Claudia Vergara, Co-Hosts, LatinX Now! Telemundo/E!/Universo

REMARKS
• David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast NBC Universal Telemundo 
• Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, City of San Diego
• California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

FEATURED SPEAKERS
• Francia Raísa, Actress, GROWN-ISH 
• Chelsea Rendon, Actress, VIDA

ENTERTAINMENT
• Las Cafeteras
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION
The Future Is Latino: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Innovation
In an era of low unemployment rates, automation, and an increasingly digital workplace, Latinos have unique needs that must be addressed to be prepared for the workforce of tomorrow. With Latinos accounting for 25% of U.S. school students, and poised to be one-third of the workforce by 2050, we need Latinos with dynamic skillsets not only to advance our community, but to advance the nation as a whole. Join education and workforce development experts to discuss expanding access to opportunities in schools to give more Latinos pathways to college and strong careers as well as targeted and effective investments to help those already in the workforce advance in growing industries. Our experts will also discuss policies, programs, and effective strategies to turn today’s students and workers into tomorrow’s leaders. 

MODERATOR
• Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Senior Fellow, National Skills Coalition

SPEAKERS
• Aida Cardenas, Executive Director, Building Skills Partnership
• Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
• Dr. Shirley M. Collado, President, Ithaca College
1:00–3:00 p.m. Monday Luncheon

ADVOCACY AWARD
• Redlands Christian Migrant Association (Immokalee, FL)

Vision 2020: A Conversation with the Candidates
An opportunity for the Democratic presidential candidates to address Latino leaders and community members from across the United States.

MODERATOR
• Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS 

SPEAKERS
• Joe Biden, Former United States Vice President
• Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator (D-VT) 
• Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator (D-MN)
• Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator (D-CA)
3:30–5:00 p.m. NETWORKING SESSION
Speed Networking: Connect, Engage, and Support

SPEAKER/MODERATOR 
• Monica Gibbs, HACEMOS President, Los Angeles Chapter
6:30–7:30 p.m.Awards Gala Pre-Reception
8:00–10:00 p.m. Awards Gala Dinner
Our closing ceremony featuring several distinct honors to national and local leaders throughout the country.

EMCEE
• Mariana Atencio, News Correspondent, MSNBC 

UNIDOS US NATIONAL AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
• Mission Economic Development Agency (San Francisco, CA)

UNIDOS US AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR AWARD REGIONAL HONOREES
• Far West Affiliate of the Year Latino Network (Portland, OR)
• Midwest Affiliate of the Year Esperanza, Inc. (Cleveland, OH)
• Northeast Affiliate of the Year Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
• Southeast Affiliate of the Year East Coast Migrant Head Start (Raleigh, NC)
• Texas Affiliate of the Year Su Clínica Familiar (Harlingen, TX)

GRACIELA OLIVAREZ LA RAZA AWARD
• Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

MACLOVIO BARRAZA AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP
• The San Diego Rapid Response Network

   Award will be accepted by:
   • Norma Chavez-Peterson, Executive Director, The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
   • Dana Toppel, LCSW, MBA, Acting CEO, Jewish Family Service of San Diego

RUBEN SALAZAR FOR COMMUNICATIONS
• David Begnaud, Lead National Correspondent, CBS This Morning

RAUL YZAGUIRRE PRESIDENT'S AWARD
• Daniel R. Ortega, Jr, Former Board Chair, UnidosUS
10:00 p.m.–MidnightAwards Gala After-Party

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