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  • Writer's pictureVoces Unidas de las Montañas

First meeting of the Latino Network in 2022

Meet the Class of 2022 for the Latino Network! You can tell they had fun during their first virtual meeting of the program on Thursday, February 10.

And the leaders are: Renata Araujo and Evelyn Corral, of Avon; Gabriela Alvarez Espinoza, Brianda Cervantes, Monica Perez-Rhodes, Ana Vega Terrazas, Patty Torreblanca and Luis Yllanes, of Carbondale; Maribel Obreque, of Glenwood Springs; Cinthia Nevarez Ruiz, of New Castle; Steven Arauza and Erick Perez, of Rifle; Gerardo Gomez, of Silt; and Olivia Martinez, of Snowmass Village.

As a precaution, the February meeting was via Zoom to protect leaders. But that did not stop them from having fun, meeting each other and having a virtual meal together.

The Latino Network is a year-long leadership program for Latinas and Latinos already practicing leadership in their communities in the central mountain region. Program participants meet once per month and participate in several full-day retreats to share, learn and grow as leaders. The curriculum includes discussion topics about self-care, mental health, systemic and structural racism, equity vs. equality, white fragility, power- and community-building, and others. Participants also receive individualized coaching sessions throughout the year to further support their own leadership goals.

Learn more about the Latino Network here.



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