16th Annual New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference
Claim Your Dreams - Embrace Your Future
Friday, April 5, 2019 | 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Rhode Island College Community Equity, and Diversity Line 401.456.9821
Samantha "Sam" Ramirez-Herrera is an entrepreneur, filmmaker and civil rights activist. Sam has built a network of creative multicultural millennials who use their talents and technology to tell raw, uncensored and authentic stories to uplift marginalized communities and promote purpose-driven brands, nonprofits and change-makers. Samantha addresses topics about feminism, economic justice, immigration, reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, and mental health in communities of color. Samantha shares her expertise in communicating with Latinx audiences and multicultural millennials. Samantha is also a vocal advocate of U.S. immigration reform. She recently was named a 2018 scholar at The Aspen Institute Ideas Festival.
Sarita E. Brown is President of Excelencia in Education, a not-for-profit organization accelerating Latino success in higher education by linking research, policy, and practice to serve Latino students. She has spent more than three decades at prominent educational institutions and at the highest levels of government working to implement effective strategies to raise academic achievement and opportunity for low-income and minority students. She started her career at The University of Texas at Austin by building a national model promoting minority success in graduate education. Coming to the nation’s capital to work for educational associations, Ms. Brown served as Executive Director of the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans under President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. She later applied her talents and experience to the not-for-profit sector and in 2004, co-founded Excelencia in Education in Washington, DC.