Empowering Families hosts Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference

Empowering Families to host its 24th Grounded in our Roots community event.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM CDT
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GERING, Neb. (KNOP) - The Empowering Families Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference takes center stage this week in Gering.

The non-profit organization has organized the two-day event for the past 24 years. It aims to strengthen and empower families through education and civic participation.

This year’s keynote speakers include nationally recognized author Julissa Arce and Lexington artist Josh Arias.

“Julissa sends the message that you shouldn’t have to reject your culture to be more American, you can embrace both,” said Valeria Rodriguez, part-time executive director for Empowering Families. “Josh Arias is a child of immigrants from El Salvador and he brings another perspective with our identities and highlights them in different ways through art. So for Julissa it’s through being a writer and an author and through Josh, it’s expressing that through his murals.”

The community event is this Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center. Dinner will be provided free of charge. There will also be cultural performances before hearing from Arce.

Call 402-480-5403 or complete this form bit.ly/mylcevent2022 to RSVP.