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After dinner on Friday night, participants will be entertained by Will & Company in an uplifting event that showcases the lives of 6 Latinos who have made incredible contributions to American culture and society. The event will perform characters whose lives have influenced science, civil rights, sports, the economy, the Armed Services, labor relations and education. It is an awe-inspiring work that will open your eyes to the amazing people who shaped America.


Portraits of Courage:

Portraits: Six amazing stories on Latinos who influenced America:

  • Roberto Clemente - Category: SPORTS -was a superhero of Baseball. He died in 1972 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
  • Rafael Cordero - Category: EDUCATION - created the first Multicultural school in the world allowing for free schooling of children regardless of race.
  • Daniel Fernandez - Category: ARMED FORCES - walks us through a discussion of Latino involvement in the armed services (taking us through the history of the military) being the first Latino Medal of Honor winner in the Vietnam War.
  • Andrea Perez - Category: CIVIL RIGHTS - tells us her story of Perez v. Sharp where she struck down the miscegenation law in California allowing for interracial marriages.
  • Luisa Moreno - Category: CIVIL RIGHTS - traversed America becoming the only Latina to rise to executive rank in a major union when she was elected the Vice President of the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers.
  • Finally, we tell the story of an undocumented migrant worker - Category: ECONOMICS & IMMIGRATION - describing their effect on America's current workforce and economy.

For more information on this event visit the following link - http://www.willandcompany.com/poc/latino.shtml.


Dance The Night Away

On Friday night LASO and COLADA will sponsor a party just for you. This event will be held in the Student Center, Semesters. This is the place to see and be seen! Join conference participants (college students) from all over New England to enjoy all that the conference has to offer.

The party will feature a DJ, food, drinks and socializing. 9 p.m. to midnight


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