Leadership Gathering, November 7th 2013 at Heritage University

A community conversation on the land, its future and the Latino community in the Yakima Valley

Institute for Washington’s Future and Heritage University, along local small Latino farmers, community organizations Casa Hogar and Transformation Sunnyside, farmworker agency OIC, Yakima Valley Community College, student groups at Heritage University ENACTUS, TRIO, HU, CAMP and food distribution company ARAMARK, and many community members in the Yakima Valley, invite you to be part of this community leadership gathering on November 7th 10am-2pm.

The goal of the Leadership Gathering is to learn of current work and needs for the Latino community in regards to the land and its future in the Yakima Valley. Our aim to have all groups learning from one another, and explore future actions steps if any emerge during this gathering.

Topics will include:

Students leadership– Leadership development in and outside campus, Guidance for advisors to let youth guide the process, Self-advocacy, Media development- interviews and stories, Dual language for professionals, Connect with other student groups, Reconnect to our roots in the Valley

Small Latino Farmers– Financial Education: QuickBooks, Basic Excel bookkeeping. Civic Engagement: What are the current rules? Can we change them? Discrimination? How to deal with these? How to educate politicians about our issues? Self-advocacy

Community- Education: Expulsion, School involvement, GED new requirements, Multicultural curriculum for K1-K12. Financial Education: Basic bookkeeping. Entrepreneurism: Childcare certification

Civic Engagement and Self-advocacy, Transportation in the valley and Affordable Care Act

For more information please email maru@latinoadvocacy.org