History was made in South L.A. on May 14 as hundreds of local guerreras gathered at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for “Mujeres Empowered for Success,” the first-ever Latina Conference in Council District 9.
As I stood in front of a multitude of Latinas of mixed generations, I felt enthusiastic and hopeful for the future of our District. And why wouldn’t I? For years, women have driven humanity forward on the path to a more equitable, fair and just society.
You all are the reason why our office put together this very special program. As your local representative, I want to do my part to provide you with the tools you need to change our community for the better. I want to help you confront the challenges you face day-to-day and empower you to achieve your aspirations in spite of socio-economic and cultural barriers.
Thank you for helping us make history this past Saturday. My heartfelt gratitude to the dozens of experts who gave their time to shed light on issues that directly impact our neighbors such as Immigration, Education, Health & Wellness, Financial Literacy. A big thanks to the more than 30 exhibitors providing much-needed resources and information to our families searching for answers on everything from DACA & DAPA to Health for All Kids, and much, much more.
Of course, we can’t forget our media partners Telemundo 52 and La Opinion; sponsors, including Northgate Market, Republic Services, Herbalife Nutrition, and The Charles Company.
Then there were our speakers, including Linda Griego, entrepreneur and former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor; and Raquel “RaqC” Cordova, radio/TV personality; and, last but not least, our incredible Master of Ceremonies Telemundo 52 News Anchor Enrique Chiabra; and Mistress of Ceremonies Broadcast Journalist Josefa Salinas.
This was a huge production and I can't wait to do it all over again. For those who couldn't make it, we hope to see you next year.
To see the photos from the inaugural event, please click here.
Curren D. Price, Jr. Councilman
District 9 - “The New 9th”