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We welcome you to join us for the 9th Annual Hispanic/Latino Studies Institute and virtual conference event.  Watch the video below to learn more!



FL-ALAS Virtual Conference

¡ADELANTE! Empowering ALL - Promoting Equity for ALL

Florida ALAS proudly supports the School District of Palm Beach County and its 9th Annual Hispanic/Latino Studies Virtual Summer Institute.  

As a lead up to the virtual institute, please join us on May 20th from 4:30-7:30 PM EST for our virtual conference to connect with peers across the district, state, and country as we come together to promote equity for all.

The virtual event will include a mix of inspiring speakers, breakout sessions and discussions.  You can view the complete agenda here.


Spotlight Speaker: 

Norma V. Cantú


Norma Cantu


First Latina elected Chair of U.S Commission on Civil Rights, a civil rights litigator, law professor at  University of Texas at Austin, former teacher, former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, former member of Biden/Harris Transition Team


Featured Speakers:

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Dr. Hector Montenegro

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Dr. Carmella Franco

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Dr. Washington Collado

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Dr. Alex Marrero

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Richard A. Carranza


Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D

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Zandra Jo Galvan

Dr LaTonya M Goffney-1

Dr. LaTonya Goffney

Jose Leyba

Dr. Jose Leyba



Click here to read about the breakout presenters.


9th Annual Hispanic/Latino Studies Virtual Summer Institute

A Marathon Towards Educational Transformation: Affirming the History, Culture, and Language of Hispanic/Latino Students

The Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender Studies in the School District of Palm Beach County, will be hosting its 9th Annual Hispanic/Latino Studies Virtual Summer Institute. On May 25th from 3:30 to 7:00 PM EST, and on May 27th from 2:30 to 5:30 PM EST, presentations by experts will be recorded and used for professional development purposes by the School District of Palm Beach County. Registered attendees will be able to participate to help elevate the recordings for the institute.

“The goal of the annual summer institute is to help increase cultural competence among District personnel and assist in the development of culturally responsive instruction and curriculum,” said Patricia Trejo, the Administrative Program Planner for Hispanic/Latino Studies in the Teaching and Learning department. “The infusion of Hispanic/Latino history is a vital part of creating a culturally relevant curriculum, which is imperative to the academic success of all students.”

A number of leading experts in the field of education will convene during the institute to facilitate the important work of developing an equitable learning experience for Hispanic/Latino students in the School District, which will help to increase their academic achievement.

May 25th - 3:30 - 7:00 pm EST

  • Julian Cástro
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Dr. Roberto Alvarez
  • Sylvia Mendez
  • Juana Bordas

May 27th - 2:30 - 5:30 pm EST

  • Denise Soler Cox
  • Natasha Carrizosa
  • Dr. F. Isabel Campoy
  • Dr. Alma Flor Ada
  • Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle
  • Dr. Victor Rios

If you have any questions please email patricia.trejo@palmbeachschools.org or call (561) 420-5010.


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A special thanks to our Partners In Education

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