2020 AMPLIFY CONFERENCE:
BE COUNTED, BE HEARD
Two-Day Virtual Conference
(see full agenda below)
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About the Virtual Conference
The 4th Annual Amplify Conference – Nuestro Impacto: Be Counted, Be Heard is hosted by Amplify Latinx, the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the Gastón Institute, in collaboration with our partner organizations.
During this two-day virtual conference we will bring together Latinx leaders, community organizations, businesses and power-building groups from across Massachusetts to strengthen relationships and co-create a policy agenda that advances our collective prosperity. The COVID-19 pandemic and the virus of racism has laid bare the health and wealth disparities faced by Black and Latinx communities. More importantly, these crises have also highlighted the indispensable value we bring as essential workers, innovators, creatives and sustainers of our economy. Bold action and structural policy and systems change are needed to be counted and be heard at decision-making tables that are shaping our future. During these two days, you will have the opportunity to develop a new vision for our community and solidify the Latinx Power Coalition for the Commonwealth.
We will showcase never-before-seen polling data on the impact of COVID-19 on our Black and Latinx communities and share results of what were seen as the biggest needs and policy concerns across Massachusetts. This convening will help facilitate the creation of a shared policy agenda that will inform our ongoing policy advocacy and stakeholder engagement.
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What To Expect
The Amplify Conference will convene Latinx leaders across multiple sectors, including political leaders, community organizers, activists, business executives, cultural leaders and the artistic community to recognize our power and provide an understanding of the state of the Latinx community in Massachusetts. Our conference this year will focus on identifying the key policy issues for the MA Latinx community that will become part of a shared policy agenda. Through our keynote speakers, Firestarter storytellers and interactive workshops, you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to take action in 2020 and beyond.
During This Convening We Will
ACTIVATE our Latinx community to take action towards change, including participating in the Census 2020, increasing voter registration, amplifying the work of Latinx leaders, businesses and community organizations.
BUILD a coalition of Latinx leaders and organizations that support our Amplify Latinx mission of increasing Latino economic and political power.
CREATE a shared policy agenda that advances a collective vision for prosperity and upward mobility for the Latinx community.
About Amplify Latinx
Amplify Latinx is a non-partisan, collaborative movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latinx civic engagement, economic opportunity and representation in leadership positions across sectors.
Dr. Raul Fernandez is a Brookline Select Board Member – the first Latinx person ever elected to that position – where he has championed affordable housing, community engagement, racial justice, and a reimagining of public safety. He is also a faculty member and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, as well as an appointee to the Racial Imbalance Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Fernandez was the first in his family to earn a college degree and is now an accomplished educator, having delivered workshops at campuses, conferences, and organizations around the country and internationally. He is passionate about creating more inclusive and equitable environments in schools and in communities.
Brookline Select Board Member
State of Latinos in Massachusetts
July 17, 2020
July 24, 2020
What Comes after the Count
July 17, 2020
Mission 20 By 2020:
Advancing Latinx Leaders and Changemakers
Reaching Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic:
A Latinx Community Conversation on Health Disparity
Immigration Policy and Latinx Advancement:
Why Immigrant Justice is Crucial to Socioeconomic Justice
July 24, 2020
Inclusive Economic Development:
A Roadmap for Recovery and Growth of Latino Businesses
Embracing our Cultural and Racial Diversity to Increase our collective impact
Equity in Public Education through the lens of Covid-19
Making it Count:
How Latinx Voters Can Make Change
Our Planning Committee
Dharma E. Cortes
Cheryl Clyburn Crawford
Tania Del Rio
Maria Julia Gutierrez
Elvis Jacol Lara
Juan Carlos Morales
Laurie A NsiahJefferson