Politic365 was able to cover some of the events at this weekend’s Voto Latino Power Summit at the University of Southern California. This conference brought together leaders and activists from across the country to discuss and foster more civic engagement within the Latino community. Notable participants included Rosario Dawson, the co-founder of Voto Latino, Dolores Huerta, famed labor leader, Maria Elena Durazo, the head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and more.
The Summit convened with a townhall moderated by Telemundo in Spanish. Subsequent sessions were in English; some of the individual break out sessions covered topics such as engaging the media, issue mobilization, and coalition building.
This kind of conference is ideal for young Latinos who may be preparing to vote for the first time in this upcoming election cycle or who may have only voted once previously. The level of dialogue and the type of content was appropriately planned for a younger audience. Young Latinos who are just beginning their civic engagement could benefit from more of these summits especially in other areas of the country.
If you want to learn more about the summit, check out the #VLPowerSummit hashtag on twitter.