SGA sponsoring 100 students to attend leadership summit

Alexi C. Cardona/Staff Writer

The Student Government Association is pooling its resources to sponsor 100 students to attend the Voto Latino Power Summit, a leadership conference for Latino millennials.

Voto Latino’s purpose is to educate, empower and engage milennials to create positive change in their communities.

The organization was founded by María Teresa Kumar, a community activist and political commentator. Rosario Dawson, an award-winning actress, is Voto Latino’s chairwoman. Wilmer Valderrama, who played Fez in “That ‘70s Show,” is the organization’s co-chair.

The three will host a welcome reception at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral on Friday, June 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The power summit will take place Saturday, June 14 in the Graham Center Ballrooms at the Modesto Maidique Campus. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the conference starts at 9 a.m.

This conference will give students the chance to meet and network with business leaders, elected officials, celebrities and community activists.

Participants will choose from three tracks–advocacy, leadership, and media and technology–and attend workshops to receive training from mentors in those fields.

The event hosts a long list of speakers, among them representatives of PepsiCo, The Miami Herald, Univision and Google.

Despite the name, the summit is not just for Latinos—students of all ethnic backgrounds can sign up and participate.

The registration form can be found athttps://campuslifemmc.wufoo.com/forms/voto-latinos-power-summit/. A full schedule of events can be found atwww.vlpowersummit.com.

 

-news@fiusm.com

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