For 9th – 11th Grade
Student Leadership Day 2016
For High School Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors
Due to popular demand, the program will be offered on two consecutive days. Please indicate first and second date preference in your nomination letter.
|Wednesday, December 6, 2017
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
|Thursday, December 7, 2017
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
We invite you to nominate up to eight of your 9th – 11th grade students to attend this powerful day.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, November 20.
The goal of Student Leadership Day is to increase awareness about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, and to help participants think about lessons we can learn from the past.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Featured key note speaker : Monica Ramirez
Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras’ Empowerment at Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
Mónica Ramírez is the Deputy Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. She is the daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers hailing from a rural community in Ohio. She has been a women’s, labor, farmworker, Latino, and immigrant rights activist for more than two decades. Mónica is a civil rights attorney and an author. She is also a nationally recognized subject matter expert on gender equity, including ending gender based violence in the workplace against farmworker and immigrant women. As a part of her work on gender equality, Mónica has a long history promoting women’s leadership and political power.
She is the founder of several major initiatives and projects, including Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center and The Bandana Project. She has received numerous awards for her work and has been featured in national and international newspaper, magazine, TV, and radio interviews. Mónica holds a BA from Loyola University Chicago, a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.