Ventura College to Host 28th Annual Latina Leadership Network Conference

On March 26-28, 2015, Ventura College will host the Latina Leadership Network’s (LLN) 28th Annual Conference, “Latina Leadership: Pursuing Equity in the 21st Century.” The conference will focus on the impact that student equity funding will have on Latina students, how Latinas are represented at the faculty, classified, and management level at California Community Colleges, and how to develop strategies to address Latina underrepresentation. Approximately 200 members will be in attendance at this three-day conference.

County Supervisor, Kathy Long, and Ventura County Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Jamillah Moore, will welcome this year’s Keynote speaker, Maricela Morales. Morales was the first Latina elected to the Port Hueneme City Council, became the city’s first Latina Mayor, and is currently Deputy Director for the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) where she works on a variety of issues ranging from living wage, health coverage, green economy, and women’s economic justice.

Over 20 workshops will be offered by both local and statewide leaders in the Latina community. Additional activities include student scholarship, employee, and regional awards and a special tribute to the late, Michelle Serros, Ventura County native, author of Chicana Falsa, and life-long supporter of the LLN. Networking opportunities include a welcome reception with music by Xavier Montes, a dinner dance with music by INSTONE, and morning exercises by the Ventura beach. In addition, there will be a silent auction and opportunities to shop and meet vendors and exhibitors.

Conference registration fee of $300 includes full 2015 conference attendance (March 26-28), all meals during the conference, and one year Latina Leadership Network membership.

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