Latinx Connect Conference

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March 21-23, 2024

The Latinx Connect conference aims to move us beyond “celebrating” Latinxs, calling for empowerment and justice for Latinx communities, who face numerous inequities in the US and across the world, particularly for those at marginalized intersections of Latinx identity (e.g., Afro, Indigenous, Queer, Trans*, Undocumented).

The theme of the conference this year is: ¡Imaginemos Juntos! Dialogues on Thriving Latinx Futures. The 2024 Latinx Connect conference will bring together students, educators, community leaders, and political advocates to dialogue about Latinidad and envision ways to empower and support thriving futures, both short and distant, for diverse Latinx communities at local, national, and global levels.

As the largest pan-ethnic group in the United States, Latinxs are extremely diverse by race, gender, language, immigration, and experiences along the diaspora, which creates opportunity for dialogue. Participants will discuss together what it means to thrive as Latinx/a/o/e/Hispanic at the intersections of their identities in topic areas including but not limited to education, public health, arts, and history.

There is no cost to attend the conference, and all are welcome.


Registration for the conference is now live! Register today!

Call for Proposals

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Conference Schedule

Date: Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, 2024
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Latinx Connect is organized and sponsored by the Center of Ethnic Studies Research at the University of Pittsburgh with its origins in and continued support by grassroots transdisciplinary and cross-institutional groups of educators based in Pittsburgh.

Latinx Connect Co-Chairs

  • Victor Figuereo (he/el) is the Interim Co-Director of Center for Ethnic Studies Research and Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Zuly Inirio (she/ella) is the Interim Co-Director of Center for Ethnic Studies Research