8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Richardson Hall


$45 price includes light snacks, forum and networking reception. Pre-reception ticket* is included.

*Note: Pre-reception capacity is limited to the first 100 registrants. No Pre-reception tickets will be sold separately. 


Spanish and English translation will be available. 

|Event Evaluations

We want to hear about your experience so that we can continue to bring you relevant content and ensure that you have a great time at future events. Please participate in our short surveys during the day to let us know how we are doing. Evaluation will be digital and on your mobile device.

|Event Photography

We will have a professional photographer capturing images of our attendees throughout the day at the Forum. The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado will utilize these photos in future promotions and campaigns around its work. 


Parking available at Denver Post ($5 weekend rate), Sheraton Denver, or Cultural Center parking lots click here for parking and map. 

Denver | Pre-reception | Sept. 14

Sie Film Center | 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Denver | Forum Agenda | Sept. 15

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.  
Artist Presentation
Bobby LeFebre, Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist, Writer, Performer, Cultural Worker.

9:20 – 9:35 a.m.  

Kristen Aguirre, Master of Ceremony, Anchor, 9News

Carlos Martinez, Executive Director and Deb Ortega, Ph.D., Board Chair, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

Tariana Navas-Nieves, Director, Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues, City and County of Denver

9:35 - 9:40 a.m.
The Force of a United Voice, La Fueraza de Una Voz Unida: Igniting Latino Civic Power

9:40 – 10:20 a.m.  
Morning Keynote
Crisanta Duran, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives

10:20 - 10:35 a.m.  

10:35 - 10:45 a.m.  
Partnerships in Action

10:45 - 10:55 a.m.  
Mind the Movement to Engage in the Movement
Janina E. Fariñas, Ph.D., L.C.P., Clinical Director, La Cocina, Ft. Collins

10:45 - 10:55 a.m.  
Our Moment, Our Movement - Community Panel
Moderator Julie Gonzales, Policy Director, Meyer Law Office, Denver

Janina E. Fariñas, Ph.D., L.C.P., Clinical Director, La Cocina, Ft. Collins

Melissa Mark Viverito, Senior Advisor, Latino Victory Project, New York

Adrián Nava, Civic Engagement Program Manager, New Era Colorado, Denver

Garland Yates, Senior Fellow, Community Democracy Workshop, Washington, D.C.

10:55 - 12:30 p.m.  
Susana Salamun, Latino Services Banking Officer
Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, President and CEO, Rose Community Foundation

SOL Award Presentation
Presentation to Betty Aragon-Mitotes
by Eric Ishiwata, Ph.D., LCFC Board Member, and Rosario Mendoza, Latino Age Wave Colorado Conectora

Afternoon Keynote:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor of Los Angeles, California

1:30 p.m

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  
Dessert Reception


SIE FilmCenter
2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206


Denver Forum
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202