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Written by Andrea Franco
on January 31, 2019

USHLI's 36th National Conference, held February 15-18, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, was an overwhelming success! More people (6,000+) attended this year than our 2017 conference, when we celebrated our 35th Anniversary! Our conference theme was “Generations of Courage: Preserve and Progress.” Our program included honorees, featured speakers, guest speakers, forum panelists, and expert workshop presenters. Program components included a Student Leadership Rally and College Fair for 3,500 high school students, teachers, counselors, and recruiters; a Career and Graduate School Fair; a private screening of the documentary Dolores, including a Q&A with the matriarch of the Latino civil rights movement, Dolores Huerta; and a rally for social justice which focused on immigrant rights, voting rights, civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental rights. Our 2018 conference demographic survey included over 1,400 respondents who overwhelmingly rated the USHLI conference as the premier Hispanic leadership conference in the nation; 89 percent were between the ages of 18-34; 63 percent identified as female; and 91 percent were classified as students ranging from high school to graduate school. The survey also found that 9.33 percent of our attendees are pursuing an advanced degree. For more information please contact USHLI through our website at www.ushli.org.

 

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