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Latino Communities Conference

Latin American & Latino/a Studies Announces the Tenth Annual Latino/a Communities Conference Construyendo Puentes/Building Bridges

Thursday, September 27th (8:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Friday, September 28th (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Sykes Student Union

This interdisciplinary conference critically addresses the issue of immigration and the importance of supporting and strengthening the Latina/o community in the current political, social, cultural, and economic environment and provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latino/a issues, contributions and cultures.

Keynote Speaker: Philadelphia Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez

12:00 Noon, Friday, September 28th – Sykes ballroom

Maria Sanchez headshot

A well-recognized and prominent leader of the Philadelphia Latino community, Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez is serving a third, four-year term on Philadelphia City Council and is the Chair of the Committees of Appropriations. She has served in numerous city government and community positions, including: Deputy Commissioner of Elections, on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Women’s Campaign Fund, member of Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition, Executive Director of ASPIRA, and Regional Director for the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA).

The luncheon and keynote will be livestreamed. Click here to livestream from any PASSHE campus.

For questions email: or the Conference Coordinators:

Dr. Miguel Ceballos: and Dr. Daniela Johannes: