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New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference


Over the past 16 years, a group of LatinX students and professionals affiliated with the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA-Region I) have organized the New England LatinX Student Leadership Conference for college students. Thanks to the work and effort of founder Dr. Salvador B. Mena the first conference took place in 2003 at Brown University in Rhode Island. Since then the conference has been hosted by a number of regional colleges and universities, including Eastern Connecticut State University, Holy Cross College, Boston University, Northeastern University, Dartmouth, University of Vermont, University of Maine, the University of Rhode Island, Central Connecticut State University, Hampshire College, Bridgewater University, Fairfield University, and Rhode Island College.

The purpose of the New England LatinX Student Leadership Conference is to foster networking connections among LatinX college students within the New England region, while strengthening leadership skills and preparing students for post-graduation. By attending this conference, participants can expect to share new ideas, develop leadership skills, and network with LatinX leaders.

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¡WEPA!

Welcoming - Excellent - Powerful - Authentic
Welcoming (to receive or accept gladly)
Excellent (surpassing ordinary standards)
Powerful (having influence over people and events)
Authentic (true to one's own personality, spirit, or character)
 

WEPA Event


Objectives:

By participating in NELSLC, students will:

Welcoming (to receive or accept gladly)

  • Have an increased sense of unity in the Latina/o/x community
  • Develop skills to learn and connect across differences.

Excellent (surpassing ordinary standards)

  • Recognize the depth of cultural wealth as a source of strength to gain a greater understanding of themselves and the world
  • Gain essential skills to become strong leaders in their communities.

Powerful (having influence over people and events)

  • Increase confidence in skills related to being an agent of social change
  • Be empowered to advocate on their campus and in their communities

Authentic (true to one's own personality, spirit, or character)

  • Embrace their own identity
  • Understand how intersectionality impacts the human experience
Date:
March 19, 2021
Ends on:
Venue:
Virtual
Address:
University of Bridgeport
Contact:
Student Involvement
involvement@bridgeport.edu