October conference will focus on Latinx community in U.S.

The Latinx Connect virtual conference will close Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with three days of panels, discussions and workshops that focus on empowerment and justice for the Latinx community in the U.S.

The conference, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is scheduled for Oct 14 to 16 at the tail end of Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The conference is free and open to the public.

Activists, educators, community leaders, political advocates and more will discuss issues and disparities affecting people of various identities in Latinx communities, including Afro-Latinx, Indigenous Latinx, queer and trans-Latinx and undocumented Latinx.

Attendees can expect to engage with several topics, including immigration, art, education, public health, history and more.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is also accepting proposals for virtual sessions until Aug. 27. 

Registration for the convention is available now. Proposal guidelines are posted on the office’s website.