Second Annual Latina Legacy Conference Set for Oct. 14

Per MCPS: Set for Saturday, Oct. 14, the second annual Latina Legacy Conference is an event to empower and inspire Latina female high school students. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. The keynote speaker is Vilma Nájera, principal at Watkins Mill High School.

This year’s conference theme is ¡Unidas, Adelante! and the topics to be discussed include Latina wellness and mental health, Latinas in education, Latina empowerment, and social justice and the Latina student voice. The event is being presented by the MCPS Office of Strategic Initiatives, Montgomery College and Poder Educators. To register, interested students should reach out to their school’s representative on this list by Monday, Oct. 9.

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