This year’s theme, fittingly, is The Resilience of Hope, which aims to open a reflection on the resilience and leadership of Latinas over the past year, with hope for a different future.
As the organization explained in a press release, the 30th annual Latina History Day conference will expand the reach of HOPE to Latinas around the world through its virtual platform.
“The 4-day event will bring together Latinas from across the United States to celebrate our shared heritage, recognize our communities’ resilience, and set us on a path to build a better future,” the organization explained. “The conference offers participants inspiring keynotes, informative panels, virtual face-to-face networking, and access to the Comadre Network Expo, virtually exhibiting Latina-owned businesses and resources.”
The March 10-12 program is specifically designed to meet the needs of Latina professionals, offering them resources, skills development, and networking opportunities to advance their careers and enrich their lives. On March 13, the conference will feature programming exclusively for young women ages 15-21.
In its effort to become a driving force for Latina education and advocacy, HOPE launched its Annual Symposium entitled A Proud Past…A Powerful Tomorrow in 1991 in Los Angeles. In conjunction with the event, HOPE was instrumental in gaining the support of California Congresswoman (then a member of the California State Assembly) Lucille Roybal-Allard to declare the second Friday in March, during Women’s History Month, as Latina History Day, commemorating the vital role Latinas play in American society and recognizing HOPE’s contributions to advancing economic and political parity for Latinas.
“The proclamation of Latina History Day during Women’s History Month memorializes the important role Latinas play in American society,” Roybal-Allard is quoted on HOPE’s website. “It recognizes the work and sacrifices of prior generations, celebrates contemporary Latinas, and lays the foundation for future generations.”
Since its inception 30 years ago, more than 26,000 Latinas have participated in the conference, designed specifically to meet the needs of Latina professionals, offering them resources, skills development, and networking opportunities to advance their careers.
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And you can register by visiting the event link at www.events-latinas.org