Marco Hernandez is currently a junior at Macalester College double majoring in Political Science and Latin American Studies. Before becoming a student at Macalester College, Marco was a community organizer for “Organizing for Action” in San Pablo, CA. He organized around the issue to expand health insurance coverage to undocumented residents in his county. In order to address this issue, he and a group of organizers phone banked, facilitated community meetings, spoke with health insurance representatives and nonprofits. With the experience gained being a community organizer, Marco plans to help empower the Latinx community in the U.S. He has worked with lawmakers such as Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and California Assembly member Tony Thurmond to learn how government can be used to make a change and provide equity to underserved groups in the country. Currently, he is a Legislative & Research Consultant on Health at the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs and Co-Chair of Adelante, the Latinx student organization at Macalester.
José L. González
José L. González was born in Durango, Mexico. He first came to Minnesota to attend St. John’s University and has since lived most of his life in Saint Paul, MN. José has a degree in psychology and a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota. He has worked with migrant farmworkers, in child/adolescent mental health units, and with county financial and child protection systems. His leadership positions include serving as director of social workers and interpreters for the City of Minneapolis and as director of the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health for the Minnesota Department of Health. José also served as a program officer for the Bush Foundation. Currently, José is the director of LatinoLEAD, an initiative of the Minneapolis Foundation with a vision to have Latino leadership reflected in all sectors.
We are excited to announce that we are holding this year’s conference at Hamline University! Our conference will be held in the Bush Ballroom and the West Hall/Giddens Learning Center.
Our day will begin with check in and breakfast at 9am. We will be having three different themed sessions of workshops. The themes are Professional Development and Education, Cultural Awareness, and Education in Immigration Justice.
Register now for a space at the 2018 Conferencia Alianza Latinx!
Click the link below to view our video of some of the highlights from Conferencia Alianza Latinx 2017!
Conferencia Alianza Latinx 2017 Thank You Video!