Un Futuro Más Brillante (A Brighter Future): Increasing Access to Education for the Latinx Community Conversations on Race & Reform

Event Details

Sep 22, 2020

12:00PM-1:00PM EDT

Remote

Complimentary

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Thomson Reuters Institute is pleased to produce a four-part series on identity, inequality, and access to justice in contemporary American society. Our aim is to unite professionals, policymakers, academics and more for a series of earnest dialogues around the modern-day Latinx experience. Our second installment highlights access to education concerns for the Latinx community.

While Latinx make up over 18% of the US population and have experienced a recent uptick in representation within higher education, overall entrance and retention numbers for the community still pale in comparison to other groups.  With many being first in their families to attend college, there continues to be a lack of applicable support that would help provide a successful pathway into careers within professional service industries. Our session takes a concentrated look at both the continued barriers to educational access for those in the Latinx community, as well as the persistent challenges that burden the community in their progression from college to career.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers it an honor and privilege to raise awareness of cultural, political, and legal challenges facing today's diverse Hispanic, Latinx and Latino communities
  • Our panel offers nuanced and informed insights from key power brokers and leaders attuned to the needs of one of the fastest growing and influential populations in America
  • Participants are invited to submit questions and engage our presenters throughout the conversation

    Who Should Attend

  • Civil rights advocates and allies
  • Pro bono counsel
  • Diversity & inclusion professionals
  • Community leaders and policy makers
  • Education leaders, advocates and professionals

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other webinars in this series? Register today through the following links:

    El Aislamiento de la Solidaridad (The Isolation of Solidarity): Assimilation and Acceptance within the Latinx Community  –  Sept 17, 2020

    “De dinero y bondad” (Of Money and Kindness): Supporting US Financial Growth through Increased Latinx Economic Access  –  Sept 29. 2020

    “Las Furias y Las Penas” (The Furies and the Sorrows): Addressing Access to Justice for the Latinx Community  – Oct 6, 2020

  • Event Co-Chairs

    Jordana Barton

    Senior Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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    Alberto Contreras

    Marketing Manager, LatinoTaxPro.com

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    Amanda Fernandez

    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Latinos for Education

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    Candace Gomez

    Member, Bond, Schoenck & King PLLC

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    The Honorable Peter M. Reyes Jr.

    Judge, Court of Appeals, Minnesota Judicial Branch

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    Event Details

    Tuesday, Sep 22

    12:00 PM EDT
    Un Futuro Más Brillante (Un Futuro Melhor/A Brighter Future): Increasing Access to Education for the Latinx Community

    While Latinx make up over 18% of the US population and have experienced a recent uptick in representation within higher education, overall entrance and retention numbers for the community still pale in comparison to other groups.  With many being first in their families to attend college, there continues to be a lack of applicable support that would help provide a successful pathway into careers within professional service industries. Our session takes a concentrated look at both the continued barriers to educational access for those in the Latinx community, as well as the persistent challenges that burden the community in their progression from college to career.

    Moderator:
    Jordana Barton, Senior Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    Panelists:
    Alberto Contreras, Marketing Manager, LatinoTaxPro.com
    Candace Gomez, Member, Bond, Schoenck & King PLLC
    Amanda Fernández, CEO/Co-Founder, Latinos for Education
    The Honorable Peter M. Reyes, Jr., Judge, Court of Appeals, Minnesota Judicial Branch

    1:00 PM EDT
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