2022 Latinx Connect Conference

Latinx Connect: Elevating Latinx Identities and Contemporary Issues. October 27-29.

Conference Overview

The Latinx Connect conference (October 27-29) aims to move us beyond “celebrating” Latinxs, instead calling for empowerment and justice for the Latinx community, which faces numerous disparities in U.S. society, particularly those at the intersections of Latinx identity (e.g., Afro-Latinxs, Indigenous Latinxs, queer and Trans* Latinxs, undocumented Latinxs). 

As the largest pan-ethnic group in the United States, Latinxs are extremely diverse by race, language, immigration, and experiences along the diaspora, which creates opportunity for dialogue. The Latinx Connect conference will provide a space to learn with each other. 

The 3-day conference, free and open to all, will bring together students, educators, community leaders, political advocates, and others to dialogue about Latinx identities, histories, cultures, and contemporary issues. Participants will discuss what it means to be Latinx/a/o/e/Hispanic in relation to intersectional identities, education, immigration, public health, arts & culture, history, and other topical areas. 

The conference will also serve as a culminating experience for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from September 15 - October 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans who identify as Hispanic/Latinx. 

Latinx Connect is organized and sponsored by a grassroots transdisciplinary and cross-institutional group of educators and community leaders based in Pittsburgh. 


Registration is now open. Register today!

Request for Proposals (RFP)

We are now accepting proposals for virtual workshop and panel discussion sessions. Read our RFP to learn more and submit your proposal today! 

The request for proposals deadline has been extended to Friday, Sept. 30 and will continue to be considered on a rolling basis depending on availability

Submit a workshop or panel discussion proposal today!

Call for Reviewers

If you're interested in reviewing proposals, please complete this short survey so we can send you an invitation to review proposals!

Conference Schedule

Date: Thursday-Saturday, October 27-29, 2022

Time: To be determined 

Location: Workshops and Panels will be virtual.

Opening and Closing Receptions will be in-person pending covid with a possibly of hybrid (venue TBD).

Program schedule TBD.


Email us at latinxconnect@pitt.edu


The Latinx Connect conference is organized and sponsored by grassroots transdisciplinary and cross-institutional group of volunteer educators and community leaders based in Pittsburgh.


  • Doreen Hernández (she/ella) is the Administrator at the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), co-chair of the Hispanic Latinx Professional Association (HLPA)
  • Dr. Victor Figuereo (he/him/él) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Dr. Angelica Perez-Johnston (she/ella), Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer for the Community College of Allegheny County