The Latinx Leadership Movement is a leadership development program that enhances the civic leadership skills of Latinx in Oregon. This program will identify and prepare future elected officials by creating a pipeline to address the lack of Latinx representation in leadership positions across Oregon. Participants do not need to apply; they must simply identify as Latina/o/x and have a desire to serve in leadership roles within the policy-making arena.
Become a catalyst of change by participating through a series of workshops that focuses on professional development, relationship building, community activism, and mentorships:
1. Latinx in Oregon– Review the status of Latinx in Oregon by using Oregon Community Foundation and Latino Partnership Program’s Latinos in Oregon 2016 Report.
2. Latinx Identity– Examine intersectional politics around Latinx identity and explore the learned internalized oppression of what it means to be Latinx in the U.S.
3. How an Idea Becomes a Law– Learn the structures of government, including the policymaking and implementation process.
4. Advocacy– From an advocacy and campaign development lens, learn how to provide testimony, how to meet with legislators, and how to share your story publicly.
5. Community organizing 101– Learn the tools to lead successful organizing through volunteer recruitment, base building, planning, and organizing inclusive events, etc.
6. Advocacy Campaigns– Participants will learn about current advocacy campaigns and how to get involved.
7. The Gender Construct – This workshop will explore gender identity, why it was constructed to oppress womxn, and provide tools for organizing gender inclusive spaces.
8. Leadership– Introduce Latinxs in leadership positions, match participants with positions, and identify mentorships with elected officials.
• Muxer Storycircle– Challenge machismo by addressing rape culture, sexism, and gender politics in a space created for healing and empowerment.
• Spiritual Activism– Decolonizing health by exploring indigenous teachings of self-care. In this workshop, we will learn what spiritual activism is, identify existing resources, and share knowledge of current practices.
To request a workshop in your hometown or for more information, contact Laura Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.705.5966