“A Forum on the Latino Community,” September 9, 2015

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Ferguson. Baltimore. North Charleston. Santa Rosa. The last year has been a tumultuous one between minority communities and law enforcement.

To a large degree, these and other similar incidents are the direct result of generations of mistrust, miscommunication and misrepresentation between communities of color and those sworn to serve and protect them.

Join the Latino Leadership Council as we host a conversation focused on increasing mutual trust and communication, addressing current issues and ensuring that the tragic incidents that are trending throughout the country do not occur here.

Our keynote speaker will be the Honorable David De Alba, California Superior Court Justice and law enforcement policy expert, and we’ll have panel which will include law enforcement officers from Placer and Sacramento Counties as well as Latino community members who will share their perspective and experiences with law enforcement profiling.

This event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente.

Registration for this free event is now open. Register online here. Space is limited, so please register early.

2015 Quetzal Award Nominations Now Open

The Latino Leadership Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Quetzal Awards. The Quetzal Awards seeks to thank and honor individuals and organizations who make a difference in the Latino community and serve as examples to others.

Visit the Quetzal Award page to learn more about the award and submit a nomination. quetzal

What We Do

The Latino Leadership Council helps struggling Latino families overcome challenges and helps them on their path to become self-sufficient, productive community members. We focus on the areas of health, education and youth development, partnering with other organizations and agencies to ensure that Latino community is being served in an effective, culturally appropriate manner. The video below highlights a few stories that are illustrative of the families whom we serve.

The Latino Leadership Council

The Latino Leadership Council (LLC) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to advancing the wellness and leadership capacity of Latino populations in Northern California.

We do this by providing education, advocacy, cultural proficiency, and capacity building to Latino communities and public and private partners.

Our membership is comprised of individuals who provide a multitude of services to the underserved Spanish-speaking populations through agencies, non-profits, faith-based organizations, businesses and grass roots initiatives.




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