ISLA’s Education Conference emerged from a need for a space to raise the voices of Latinx/Hispanic parents and students in the education system.
Who is this for?
●Parents ●Students ●Educators ●Teachers
●Policy Makers ●Community Leaders ●School Administrators
*CEU Credits certificate given to all participants.
Latinx/Hispanic voices need to be centered in these issues, as leaders continue to make decisions that impact our families and students. With this in mind, the following four sessions will discuss these issues:
ISLA recognizes the MANY education inequities that have plagued our Brown, Black, Exceptional Children, and English Language Learner communities in the North Carolina Education System. At ISLA, we envision this education conference to be a space to uplift these and other voices that for decades have not been heard nor given the same opportunities as their peers.
Serve as a forum for public discourse about promoting education equity for Latinx/Hispanic students and their families.
Elevate Latinx/Hispanic voices to advocate for educational opportunities.
Offer education recommendations for non-Latinx/Hispanic stakeholders to make informed decisions about Latinx/Hispanic family involvement during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond.
A CHANCE TO WIN!
For every ticket that you purchase, you will be entered into a raffle for a week-long vacation in the Outer Banks
To purchase additional raffle tickets and get more information
Check out the Conference Booklet in English
Check out the Conference Booklet in Spanish
MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
Each session will include a group of experts: parent and/or a student and an education expert to give us a holistic view of the issues at hand. This virtual education conference will be open to school administrators, community members, leaders, families, and allies who envision a more just and equitable society for Latinx/Hispanic students in North Carolina. We anticipate many interested individuals attending this conference and hope to learn from each other to ensure that our Latinx/Hispanic families receive the high-quality education that they deserve.
Alexandra GüílamoKeynote speaker
Dual-language Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Chief Equity & Achievement Officer
TaJu Educational Solutions
Beatriz VásquezKeynote Speaker
Parent & Community Leader
Melissa Elmore Perez
Expert -Durham Public Schools
Dr. Ana Cecelia Lara
Expert - UNC-Pembroke
Juana Hernández Urquiza
CFNC State Representative for Spanish Services
Dr. MariaRosa Rangel
Office of Equity Affairs in Wake County Public School System
Eimy Rivas Platas
Teacher Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Student - ISLA
Parent Leader - ISLA
Teacher - ISLA
Founder - Bullcity Futsal
Dr. Jillian La Serna
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools & University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Frank Porter Graham Elementary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
College Persistence Manager Emily K. Center
Director of Educational Programs
America Morenoio Alanis
ESL Teacher - Wake County Public School System
Organizing Director Education Justice Alliance (EJA)
Dr. JuanEs Ramírez
State Representative for Spanish Services
Student Cedar Ridge High School