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Agenda for the 2017 Unión=Fuerza Latino Institute coming soon!
El agenda para el Instituto Latino Unión=Fuerza de 2017 - pendiente. 
2016 Agenda


Time / Hora

Hilton Chicago-720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 

Activity / Actividad

Unión=Fuerza Latin@ Institute

Facilitator/ Coordinador

8:00 am

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Register with / Registración con Creating Change Conference

Latino Institute Registrations & Pre-Activities / Matriculación del Instituto

FREE Coffee / ¡Café gratis!

Head Shots / Fotografías

Community Agreements / Acuerdos Comunitarios

 Community Altar / Altar Comunitario

8:00am – 10:00pm

Hotel Lobby / Vestíbulo del Hotel

Latin@ Institute Room / 

En la sala del Instituto Latino

Hilton Chicago 

Salon A - 5, Lower Level

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Unión=Fuerza Latin@ Institute Programming 


Welcome/ Bienvenida

Translation Do’s and Don’ts / Cortesia de Interpretación

Community Agreements & Expectations / Acuerdos Comunitarios y Expectativas

Planning Committee Welcome/ Bienvenida de la Comité de Planeación

Blessing / Ceremonia de apertura


Roberto Tijerina

Jessica Carrillo, United Latin@ Pride & Juan ContrerasLeague of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Dallas Rainbow Council #4871

Esther Baruja & Cruz June Rodriguez 

The State of Queer LGBT Latin@ Organizing

Ruby Corado, Casa Ruby

Jorge Gutierrez, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Marisa Franco, Mijente 

David Ernesto Munar, President and CEO of the Howard Brown Health 

Bamby Salcedo, President, TransLatin@ Coalition


Unión=Fuerza Organizers  Lunch / 

Almuerzo de Convivencia

Hosted by Arcus Foundation, Gilead Sciences, Inc, Lambda Legal, Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (L.O.U.D) of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, League of United Latin American Citizens, National LGBTQ Task Force  (Campeones); David Bohnett Foundation, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (Líderes); Immigration Equality, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Funders for LGBTQ Issues (Principales);  

Columbia College Chicago                        Main Floor-HAUS, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 

Remarks & Video by Héctor L. Torres III, Chair, Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (L.O.U.D) of AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Announcements by Programming Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Maritza Martinez, Somos Familia & Jose Ramón Garcia Madrid


 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January 21, 2016

QPOC Meet & Greet

Light refreshments & opportunities to meet and greet & build community with LGBTQ People of Color from across the country.

Hosted by AAPI, Black, & Latino Institute organizers.

Location: Check Creating Change Program book for "QPOC Hospitality Suite" hotel room location.


For a full Creating Change agenda with other Latino and immigrant themed... 

 ...sessions go to  


Friday, January 22nd, 8:30pm

Fiesta Chicago Reception

Hilton Chicago-720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 

Hosted by A.C.E. at CALOR, Association of Latin@s motivating Action (ALMA), TransLatin@ Coalition: Chicago, United Latin@ Pride, and other partners of Unión = Fuerza Latin@ Institute. This reception is made possible thanks to the support of LULAC, Lambda Legal, and our sponsors Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (L.O.U.D) of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health



Saturday, January 23rd, 7:00pm

Unión = Fuerza Latino Institute Local Committee Mixer

Latin Rhythms Academy of Dance & Performance, 210 N Racine Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Contact: Latino Institute Chicago Host Committee Co-Chairs Jessica Carrillo & Karari Olvera:   d.olvera.orozco at gmail (dot) com

The event is a reception to welcome participants to the Latino Institute at Creating Change, to Chicago, it will be an opportunity to learn about local organizations, listen to music enjoy performances by local artist and network in a casual setting. The event will be completely free however we will be accepting donations to help cover some of the cost. There will be transportation provided to and from the conference hotel, after the event one of the buses will be available to transport people to Chicago's boy's town area. We are working on getting complimentary entrance to the bars. 

If you would like to help out and volunteer for the night please sign up in the link below:

*This is a draft agenda subject to change onsite. Updated as of 1-14-16. For questions, contact Unión=Fuerza Latin@ Institute Programming Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Maritza Martinez, Somos Familia & Jose Ramón Garcia Madrid at at gmail (dot) com or martinez.maritza at gmail (dot) com.