OMAHA - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) is partnering with Council Bluffs’ Fuerza y Unión Committee and El Centro Latino to host a leadership workshop for emerging Latino leaders and organizations in downtown Council Bluffs on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Reca Fernandez and Isabel “Chabe” Vinent from Popular Education Consultants (PECI) will lead the workshop. The Central American facilitators are trained in popular education techniques, which are focused on engaging learners and teachers to critically reflect on their community’s issues and taking action to change them.
The workshop, “Desarrollando capacidades de liderazgo y organización” will focus on building leadership and organizational skills. The conference will be held at the downtown Holiday Inn & Suites from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Child care, breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to all participants.
Sessions will be held in Spanish and the event is free to attend; however pre-registration is required. Those looking to pre-register can contact the OLLAS office at 402.554.3835.
OLLAS’ work in Council Bluffs, including this workshop, is funded, in part, by the Iowa West Foundation.
For more information, please contact the OLLAS office at 402.554.3835 or email Yuriko Doku at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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