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.

PURPOSE

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:

Understanding Learning Differences and the Latinx/Hispanic Student Experience

SESSION 1

May 3 - 4:30-6:30 PM

SESSION 2

May 10 - 4:30-6:30 PM

Access to Higher Education & Post-Secondary Opportunities for Latinx/Hispanic Students

SESSION 3

May 17 - 4:30-6:30 PM

Cultural Competence: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Educational Environments for Latinx/Hispanic Students and Families

SESSION 4

May 24- 4:30-6:30 PM

Understanding the Importance of Culturally Relevant Instruction

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.

GOALS

  1.  Serve as a forum for public discourse about promoting education equity for Latinx/Hispanic students and their families.

  2. Elevate Latinx/Hispanic voices to advocate for educational opportunities.

  3. 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!

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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.

Melissa Elmore Perez

Melissa Elmore Perez

K-12 Cultural & Linguistic Development Specialist Durham Public Schools

Dr. Ana  Cecelia Lara

Dr. Ana Cecelia Lara

Director of Foreign Languages; Coordinator Spanish Teacher Licensure; and Professor

Juana Hernández Urquiza

Juana Hernández Urquiza

CFNC State Representative for Spanish Services College Foundation of North Carolina

Dr. MariaRosa Rangel

Dr. MariaRosa Rangel

Director of Family and Community Engagement Wake County Public School System

Erik Modesto Reyes

Erik Modesto Reyes

Student - ISLA

Patricia Gómez

Patricia Gómez

Spanish/English Teacher

Eimy Rivas Plata

Eimy Rivas Plata

Teacher Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Angel Franco

Angel Franco

Student - ISLA Voyager Academy High School

Alejandra Sandoval

Alejandra Sandoval

Parent Leader - ISLA

Evelia Breniz

Evelia Breniz

Lead Teacher - ISLA

José Santibanez

José Santibanez

Founder - Bull City Futsal Academy

Dr. Jillian La Serna

Dr. Jillian La Serna

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools & University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Barbie  Garayua-Tudryn

Barbie Garayua-Tudryn

School Counselor/ Learning for Justice Advisory Board Member/ Mariposas Frank Porter Graham Elementary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Kiara Arandaanis

Kiara Arandaanis

College Persistence Manager Emily K. Center

Susana Benites

Susana Benites

Director of Educational Programs

America Morenoio Alanis

America Morenoio Alanis

ESL Teacher - Wake County Public School System

Fernando Martínez

Fernando Martínez

Organizing Director Education Justice Alliance (EJA)

Dr. JuanEs Ramírez

Dr. JuanEs Ramírez

State Representative for Spanish Services College Foundation, Inc.

Emily Ramirez

Emily Ramirez

Student Cedar Ridge High School

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