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2020 AMPLIFY CONFERENCE:

NUESTRO IMPACTO

BE COUNTED, BE HEARD

Fridays, July 17 & 24, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Two-Day Virtual Conference
(see full agenda below)

#2020AmplifyConference  #BeCountedBeHeard  #NuestroImpacto
#ThisIsHowIAmplify  #AmplifyLatinx  #BeTheSolution

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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.

See Press Release

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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.

Conference Agenda

    • 10:00 AM – Conference Day-Two Begins
    • Opening Remarks
    • Opening Keynote Speaker
    • Firestarters 
    • Plenary Session
      • Census 2020: What Comes After the Count
    • Concurrent Breakout Sessions
      • Inclusive Economic Development: A Roadmap for Recovery and Growth of Latino Businesses
      • Latinx Identity: Embracing our Cultural and Racial Diversity to Increase our Collective Impact
      • Education: Equity in Public Education Through the Lens of Covid-19
      • Making it Count: How Latinx Voters Can Make Change
    • Closing Keynote Speakers
    • Closing Remarks
    • Closing Performance
    • 12:45 PM – End of Conference – Immediately Followed by Virtual Networking 

 

Executive Director

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Rosario Ubiera-Minaya

Executive Director
Amplify Latinx

Speaker Lineup

Keynotes

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Julián Castro

Recent Candidate for U.S. President 
Former Secretary of HUD

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Diane Guerrero

Actress, Author &
Activist

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Nathalie Rayes

President & CEO
Latino Victory

Hector Sanchez Barba

 

Héctor Sánchez Barba

Executive Director & CEO
Mi Familia Vota

Monica-Ramirez

 

Mónica Ramírez

Founder & President
Justice for Migrant Women

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Sindy M. Benavides

CEO
League of United Latin American Citizens

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Marco A. Davis

CEO
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

 

EMCEE

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Raul Fernandez

Brookline Select Board Member

 

Firestarters

Bianca R

July 17, 2020

Bianca Robinson

Founder
Massachusetts Trans Women Leadership

Pavel P

July 17, 2020

Pavel Payano

At-Large City Councilor
City of Lawrence

Juan Jaramillo

July 24, 2020

Juan Jaramillo

Political Coordinator
32BJ SEIU

Stephanie M

July 24, 2020

Stephanie Martins

City Councilor
City of Everett

 

State of Latinos in Massachusetts

July 17, 2020

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Marie-Francis Rivera

President
MassBudget & Policy Center

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Dr. Lorna Rivera

Director
Mauricio Gastón Institute

 

Latina Women, Challenges, Opportunities and Successes

July 24, 2020

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Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson

Director
Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

 

Plenary Session

July 17, 2020

 

Latinx Power Coalition:
Driving Change through a Shared Policy Agenda

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Steve Koczela

President
MassINC Polling Group

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Juana Matias

COO
MassINC

 

Plenary Session

July 24, 2020

 

Census 2020:
What Comes after the Count

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Vatsady Sivongxay
(Moderator)

Dir of Organizing & Census Mgr
MIRA Coalition

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Gladys Vega

Executive Director
Chelsea Collaborative

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Tanairi Garcia

Public Relations Director
Chelsea Collaborative

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Javier Marín

CEO
El Planeta

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Sebastian Zapata

Sr Analyst & Census Liasion
City of Boston

 

Breakout Sessions

July 17, 2020

 

Mission 20 By 2020:
Advancing Latinx Leaders and Changemakers

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Doug Chavez
(Moderator)

Managing Director
Barrales Public Affairs

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Mayra Macias

Executive Director
Latino Victory Fund

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Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas

Candidate
NY State Assembly, 34th

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Nurys Camargo

Founder
Chica Project

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Rafael Collazo

Director of Political Campaigns
UnidosUS

 

Reaching Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic:
A Latinx Community Conversation on Health Disparity

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Angelina Camacho
(Moderator)

Platform Leader
MAWOCC

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Carla Villacorta

Sr Acct Manager Healthcare
Archipelago Strategies Group

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Carolina Alarco

Founder and Principal
Bio Strategy Advisors, LLC

Rita Nieves

 

Rita Nieves

Executive Director
Boston Public Health Commission

Jon Santiago Campaign

 

Jon Santiago

MA State Representative
9th Suffolk District

 

Immigration Policy and Latinx Advancement:
Why Immigrant Justice is Crucial to Socioeconomic Justice

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Marion Davis
(Moderator)

Communications Consultant
MIRA Coalition

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Gladys Vega

Executive Director
Chelsea Collaborative

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Alexandra Pineros-Shields

Executive Director
Essex County Community Org

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Natalicia Tracy

Executive Director
Brazillian Worker Center

 

Breakout Sessions

July 24, 2020

 

Inclusive Economic Development:
A Roadmap for Recovery and Growth of Latino Businesses

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Betty Francisco
(Moderator)

Co-Founder
Amplify Latinx

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Eli Velasquez

Director of Venture Development
Venturewell

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Carmen Panacopoulos

Sr Business Strategy Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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Carlos Gonzalez

State Representative
MA 10th Hampden

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Juana Matias

COO
MassINC

Commissioner Santiago

 

Carlos E. Santiago

Commissioner of Higher Education
Commonwealth of MA

 

Latinx Identity:
Embracing our Cultural and Racial Diversity to Increase our collective impact

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Alberto Vasallo III
(Moderator)

President & CEO
El Mundo Boston

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Eneida Roman

Co-Founder
Amplify Latinx

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Yvette Modestin

Founder & Executive Director
Encuentro Diaspora Afro

Mariel

 

Mariel Novas

Asst Dir of Partnerships & Engagement
The Education Trust

 

Education:
Equity in Public Education through the lens of Covid-19

Amanda Fernandez

 

Amanda Fernández
(Moderator)

Co-Founder & CEO
Latinos for Education

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Lorena Lopera

Executive Director
Latinos for Education

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Lydia Martinez-Alvarez

Assistant Superintendent
Springfield Public Schools

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Ventura Rodriguez

Sr Associate Commissioner
MA Dept of Elem & Sec Education

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Almi Abeyta

Superintendent
Chelsea Public Schools

 

Making it Count:
How Latinx Voters Can Make Change

Angela Camacho Headshot

 

Angelina Camacho
(Moderator)

Platform Leader
MAWOCC

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Patricia Comfort

Executive Director
League of Women Voters MA

Henry Hernandez

 

Henry Hernandez

Community Organizer
Neighbor To Neighbor

Ricardo Ramirez

 

Ricardo Ramirez

Voting Rights Advisor
Brennan Center for Justice

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Beth Huang

Director
Mass Voter Table

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Aryana Richardson

Public Policy Intern
Girls Inc.

 

Performing Artists

July 17, 2020

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Cristina Cortez

Poet

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Grateful Queen

Singer

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Angel Subero

Trombonist

 

Performing Artists

July 24, 2020

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Fabiola Méndez

Singer | Puerto Rican Cuatro

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Amanda Mena

Singer | America’s Got Talent

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Claudia Medina

Saxophonist

 

Our Planning Committee

Zamawa Arenas

MaryAnn Ashton

Kate Boland

Daniela Bravo

Angelina Camacho

Doug Chavez

Pattye Comfort

Jacqueline Conrad

Dharma E. Cortes

Cheryl Clyburn Crawford

Tania Del Rio

Otoniel Figueroa-Duran

Betty Francisco

Maria Julia Gutierrez

Shahara Jaghoo

Christine Jauregui

Christa Kellehr

Elvis Jacol Lara

R.D. Leyva

Lorena Lopera

Juan Carlos Morales

Laurie A NsiahJefferson

Diego Portillo-Mazal

Seymour-James Quiles

Corean Reynolds

Lorna Rivera

Keri Rodrigues

Ilhiana Rojas

Eneida Román

Natalie Sanchez

Angelica Silva

Sendy Suazo

Elke Trilla-Bamani

Alexandra Valdez

Adrian Velazquez

Judy Zaunbrecher

 

 

Sponsors

2020 AMPLIFY CONFERENCE  is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors.

Stay tuned for more Sponsor announcements!

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We invite you to become a sponsor organization. Your support will help the development of a coalition that builds Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latinx civic engagement and representation in leadership positions across sectors. For more information about sponsorship details, email Rosario Ubiera-Minaya at [email protected] or (978) 880-6009.

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