VotoLatino Logo presents
Bakersfield, CA
April 27, 2019

Power Summit Pop-Up

Voto Latino, The California Endowment, Building Healthy Communities and young emerging leaders will gather for an action-packed day of learning from and mingling with leaders across tech, media, and advocacy. Registration is now full but click the button below to get on the waitlist.

APRIL 27, 2019

BAKERSFIELD, CA

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About

About

Last year, we came together and we made our voices heard, organized our hearts out, and showed the power of our community at the ballot box. Latinx voters saw historic turnout and huge organizing wins – but we’re not stepping down now. In the midst of hateful rhetoric and attempts to vilify our communities, we will not let fear stop us from participating. This is the time to create space to celebrate with each other, roll up our sleeves, and get ready for 2020 and beyond. That’s why Voto Latino (VL), The California Endowment, and Building Healthy Communities are excited to host the next Power Summit Pop-up in Bakersfield, CA on Saturday, April 27, 2019!

What is a VL Power Summit Pop-Up?

VL Power Summit Pop-Up is not your average conference. It is one day of panels, workshops, and networking events to help catapult your career and give you the tools to empower your community. At the Pop-Up you will be in the room with some of the biggest names in leadership, advocacy, media, and technology, to learn tips and tricks to create change. The Pop-Up is your one stop-shop for networking with dynamic leaders, exploring resources to further your career, and fostering the new age of digital media to be impactful in your careers and communities.

Program

Program

  • Leadership Leadership
  • Advocacy Advocacy
  • Media/Tech Media/Tech

Registration Opens

9:00 AM 9:30 AM

Registration Opens

Breakfast & Networking

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

Welcome

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Summit Welcome

We will start the day by getting to know each-other and the co-host organizations of the Power Summit Pop-up. Every attendee will walk away with more information on organizations and programs they can stay connected with.

Break

10:55 AM 11:00 am

Break

Breakout Sessions

11:00 am 11:45 am

Breakout Workshops / Trainings

Media/Tech

MEDIA FOR US X US: MUST KNOWS TO BUILD FRESH CONTENT [TRAINING]

Whether you’re an organizer or an entrepreneur, we know that more of our work needs to be translated to live online and on different platforms. You’ll walk away from this session with advice and examples on how to make fresh content that makes your work approachable and accessible. Norberto Briceño brings years of experience in writing, editing, and producing creative content online for social media and more. He is the co-founder of Buzzfeed’s Pero Like and is known to be a solid meme maker.

  • Norberto Briceño

    Norberto Briceño
    Director of Social Media at Voto Latino. Co-founder of Pero Like, formerly BuzzFeed

Advocacy

ORGANIZING WORKSHOP: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FARM WORKER MOVEMENT [WORKSHOP]

The UFW Foundation was established in 2006 and has been working to empower communities to ensure human dignity, working with over 90,000 immigrants annually. You’ll learn about the work they’ve been doing and lessons learned from their work toward systemic change while taking a holistic approach to their movement building.

  • Bryant I. Macias

    Bryant I. Macias
    Civic Participation & Policy Organizer, United Farm Workers Foundation

Break

11:45 am 12:00 Pm

Break

Lunch

12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Lunch and Plenary Session

Leadership

BREAKING THE NORM: REIMAGINING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

In this intimate conversation with Paola Ramos, host of VICE’s “Latin-X”, and weekly contributor for Telemundo, we’ll discuss the power of sharing our stories in ways that break the norm, challenge people’s assumptions, and gain insight from her past and upcoming projects.

Break

1:00pm 1:15 pm

Break

Breakout Sessions

1:15 pm 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Leadership

HEALING TO KEEP BUILDING: SELF-CARE FOR ORGANIZERS [WORKSHOP]

Whether you’re volunteering or working in activism, community organizing, or social justice work, being able to take care of yourself can be a challenge and it can often take a toll on us – physically, mentally, and spiritually. As Audre Lorde described it, caring for oneself should not be seen as self-indulgent, but as a form of self-preservation. Join this session to discuss how to be compassionate to ourselves and others in this work.

Leadership

REFLECTING YOUR IDENTITIES: STORY OF SELF [WORKSHOP]

Whether you’re building a relationship with a volunteer, or an elected official, you want to make sure you can anchor it with authenticity on why you’re a part of the cause you’re working on, and that starts with your own story. This workshop will cover an authentic framework to help you craft and hone in on your story and learn about ways it can fit into your organizing and mobilization work.

  • Eli Cuna

    Eli Cuna
    National Field Director, United We Dream

Break

2:00 pm 2:15 pm

Break

Breakout Sessions

2:15 pm 3:00 pm

Breakout Workshops / Trainings

Media/Tech

GET LOUD: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY WORK WITH THE MEDIA [TRAINING]

Moving hearts and minds involves so much more than just supporting social justice. It requires the skills to uncover, hone, and communicate your narrative. It demands a keen understanding of your audience and the complexities of today’s media machine. It calls for dedicated follow-up to ensure that your message goes the distance, stays on-target, and is being leveraged and amplified consistently across multiple media platforms. You’ll gain some step-by-step tactics to get your message across today’s multi-layered media, to increase your organizing wins.

  • Monica Trasandes

    Monica Trasandes
    Directora de Medios en Español y Latinx, Instituto Mediático GLAAD

Advocacy

INTERSECTIONAL PEOPLE POWER: A ROADMAP FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE [PANEL]

In order for our work to serve and build stronger communities, we need to ensure we are building an intersectional movement that values and centers multiple identities. In this session you’ll hear from a range of movement organizers across Kern County and gain some perspective and strategies on how they approach their organizing work, as we have a group discussion on how we can build intersectional power in when we go back to our work.

Break

3:00 pm 3:15 pm

Break

Breakout Sessions

3:15 pm 4:00 pm

Advocacy

2020 CENSUS: MAKING YOUR VOICE HEARD [TRAINING WORKSHOP]

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a census to count all people in the United States. The next census will take place from March through July of 2020 and it is a critical part of our democracy. You’ll learn more about what is at stake this next census and how this is the next big organizing moment and one to make our voice heard.

  • Clarissa Laguardia

    Clarissa Laguardia
    Language and Communication Access Manager, California Complete Count – Census 2020 & VL Chapter Lead.

  • Cristina Camacho
    Central Valley Census Campaign Manager, NALEO Education Fund

Gracias Remarks

4:00 pm 4:15 pm

Gracias Remarks

Closing Session

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

Closing Session

Media/Tech

OUR MEDIA: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF COMEDY & TECH [TRAINING WORKSHOP]

Eddie G is a video personality and entrepreneur who began his “OMG, it’s Eddie G!” comedy channel on YouTube in January 2013. His content and unique style of comedy ride the intersection between education and entertainment, and understands the versatility of the digital platforms he uses. You’ll hear more about Eddie himself, what he’s learned from the social media industry, and some approaches to integrate your own comedic side or tech to reach more folks with your message.

FILM SCREENING

6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Leadership

FILM SCREENING

A first-term city councilwoman juggles a hotly contested reelection campaign and a full-time job as a hotel housekeeper.

www.councilwomanfilm.com