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2019 Amplify Conference: Claiming Our Power

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125

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About the Conference

We invite you to join us on Saturday, June 1st at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the 3rd Amplify Conference: Claiming Our Power. We will bring together a broad set of Latinx leaders, Latinx-led community organizations, and power-building groups across Massachusetts. This is an opportunity to build new relationships, strengthen existing partnerships and develop the Latinx Power Coalition for the Commonwealth and beyond. As the Latinx population in Massachusetts continues to grow and drive our economy, Latinx leadership is underrepresented. Bold action and structural change are crucial to claim our power and have a voice in decision-making impacting the Latinx community. The conference is hosted by Amplify Latinx, The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the Gastón Institute in collaboration with our partner organizations.

What To Expect

The Amplify Conference will convene over 350 Latinx leaders across multiple sectors, including political leaders, community organizers, business executives, cultural leaders and the artistic community to recognize our Latinx elected leaders and develop an understanding of the State of the Latinx Community in Massachusetts. Through our keynote speakers, Firestarter storytellers, interactive workshops, and closing social reception, participants will build powerful partnerships and relationships that amplify our work.

During this convening we will begin to:

  • BUILD a coalition of Latinx leaders and organizations that support our Amplify Latinx mission of increasing Latino civic engagement, leadership representation, and economic opportunity;

  • DEVELOP a diverse leadership pipeline who will challenge the status quo and advance the priority issues of the Amplify Latinx coalition;

  • IDENTIFY key policy issues for the Massachusetts Latino community that will become part of an Amplify Latinx shared policy agenda for Latino upward mobility.


1:30 - 2:00 Registration and Networking

2:00 - 3:30 Opening Program: Keynote and Firestarters

3:45 - 5:00 Partner Breakout Sessions

  • Amplifying Latino Voices in Education Policy

  • Careers in Politics and Public Service

  • Economic Inclusion through Latinx Entrepreneurship

  • Getting Latinx on the Ballot: Mission 20 by 2020

  • Growing Our Electorate: Voter Engagement Strategies

  • Meet Our Electeds: Town Hall with Our Representatives

  • Political Empathy: Finding Common Ground

5:15 - 6:00 Closing Keynote Session

6:00 - 7:00 Networking Reception

*Speakers and Workshops to be announced

About Amplify Latinx

Amplify Latinx is a non-partisan, collaborative convener that builds Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latinx civic engagement and representation in leadership positions across sectors. Amplify Latinx was founded by The Latina Circle, a Boston-based social venture founded in 2012 that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence.

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