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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Building Our Legacy conference to feature three award-winning authors of Latinx culture.

August 27, 2019 8:00 AM | Deleted user

Keynote speaker Andrea-Teresa Arenas, Aaron Bobrow-Strain, and Armando Ibarra will headline the two-day conference, September 30 – October 1, at Madison College.

Madison, Wis. Building Our Legacy, a professional conference focused on leadership development and career advancement, will feature three award-winning authors who will delve into their work and Latinx culture, providing attendees with a unique experience across the two-day event, September 30 – October 1 at Madison College.

The Latino Professionals Association of Greater Madison (LPA), an organization that inspires, develops and empowers individuals to pursue success, hosts and organizes this annual conference, now in its second year. “We are committed to providing both experienced and budding professionals alike with the educational opportunities they need to reach the next levels of their careers,” said LPA President Nicole Sandoval, “and the Building Our Legacy conference is a key component to our mission.” 

Focused on providing attendees with an incomparable education, the LPA has added these award-winning authors to enrich the learning experience:

  • Keynote speaker Andrea-Teresa Arenas, Author, Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, will share her work of bringing 25 powerful narratives to light, as part of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project, and provide insight on the inspirational lives and works of Latinas who have changed their world and history.

  • Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Author, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, will give a timely look into detention centers and immigration courts infringing on the book’s characters and a revealing view into “the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border.”

  • Armando Ibarra, Author, The Latino Question: Politics, Laboring Classes, and the Next Left, will give an introduction to his book — a compelling critique of the political economy and explain how Latinos in pursuit of the American Dream get trapped in a cycle of debt and labor. 

“Attendees will be emboldened by the profound stories of Latinx struggle and achievement,” said LPA Conference Chair Faustina Bohling. “Combined with the professional growth, leadership development and personal enrichment sessions at the conference, they will leave fully prepared to take the next advancement steps in their careers.”

For a limited time, professionals can become an LPA member, attend the Building Our Legacy conference, and enjoy the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce dinner for $299. To take advantage of the offer and for more information on this highly anticipated even visit lpamadison.org/BOLC

Arenas  Bobrow Strain  Ibarra


The Latino Professionals Association of Greater Madison recognizes and enhances the lives of Latino professionals through leadership development, professional growth, civic and public engagement and personal enrichment. Learn more at lpamadison.org

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