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2019 FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE

(As of July 16, 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.–5:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Affiliate Concierge Lounge
9:00–10:30 a.m. Workshops

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. Workshops

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.
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. National Latino Family Expo
1:00–3:00 p.m. National Affiliate Luncheon
3:30–5:00 p.m. ECONOMY PLENARY SESSION
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.
6:00–9:00 p.m. Welcome Event

Sunday, August 4

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

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
1:30-3:00 p.m.  Workshops

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.
3:30–5:00 p.m. HEALTH PLENARY SESSION
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. 
 
The Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award Presentation will follow after the plenary.
5:00–6:00 p.m.Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award Reception 
• Honoring San Ysidro Health 
• Featuring the music of 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
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDUCATION 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. 
1:00–3:00 p.m. Monday Luncheon
3:30–5:00 p.m. Networking Session
6:30–7:30 p.m. Awards Gala Pre-Reception
8:00–10:00 p.m. Awards Gala Dinner
10:00 p.m.–Midnight Awards Gala After-Party

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