Become inspired and commit to 2020 as a year of change.
Do you believe in the leadership of survivors of violence? Do you value that immigrants not only deserve human rights, but also a voice in our communities? Since our early days of creating safe spaces for young women escaping violence— a radical notion in the 1970’s Latino neighborhoods of Chicago — Mujeres Latinas en Acción identified collective leadership as a way to challenge cultural and systems of oppression.
In 2020, we are committed to demonstrating Latinas as Leaders — in Chicago, in the State, and at the forefront.
We invite you to sponsor our 2020 Voces Unidas Luncheon, Mujeres Leading the Way!
This year’s event will feature women whose leadership, hard work, and deep commitment have impacted the lives of countless families in Chicagoland’s Latina community.
The Maria “Maruca” Martínez Community Service Award will be presented to Patty Greene who through advocacy, board service, and impactful direction of Southwest Airlines’ Community Affairs and Grassroots commitment, is a proven champion in Illinois for the empowerment of Latinas and their families.
The Maria Mangual Community Leader Award will be presented to the new Illinois Deputy Governor Sol Flores. As the Founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, her leadership of the organization which serves more than 30,000 youth and families confronting homelessness, including survivors of domestic violence, is exemplary.
And as keynote speaker Juana Bordas, internationally recognized author of the award-winning, best-seller, Salsa, Soul and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age and The Power of Latino Leadership winner of the 2013 Nautilus Prize for best Indigenous book.