Leaders to Participate in LULAC Midwest Women’s Conference

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - BusinessThe LULAC Midwest Women’s Conference will be held on May 18th at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street from 9 am to 2 pm. “ Woman and Politics: A Force of Change” is the theme of this year’s Midwest conference. The Conference is supported by the National LULAC Commission on Women.

“The time has come that Latina women take their seat at the political table. We must secure political positions for Latinas for generations to come. No more shadowing the big boys but rather leading them,” said Maggie Rivera, LULAC National Midwest vice president.

Panelists include: Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, State Senator Iris Martinez, Village Clerk of Hanover Park Eira Corral, Waukegan Mayoral Candidate Susana Figueroa, DuPage County GOP Chairperson Darlene Ruscitti, IIT and Dream Commissioner Tanya Cabrera, Manuela Garcia and Xochil, Martha Lopez, IAHSE and Dr. Mercedes Martinez, Pilsen Wellness Center.

“We invite the public to attend these sessions featuring Latina political leaders who are paving the way for future Latinas in politics,” said Blanca Vargas, LULAC of Illinois deputy director of Women’s Activities. The workshops and exhibits are open to the public and admission is free.

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