Schedule of Events

Signature Events

Comunidad First: Latino Advocacy Week Kick-Off - Monday, March 14, 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Host: Hispanic Access Foundation's Conservation team
Description: Hispanic Access Foundation will be kicking off their Second Annual Latino Advocacy Week with Maite Arce, CEO of Hispanic Access telling the story of the creation of Hispanic Access Foundation, her successes and challenges and the organization’s advocacy work. Be inspired and learn about how this week can teach you how to make a difference in your community with the right tools.
Speakers: Maite Arce, CEO Hispanic Access Foundation
Moderator: Shanna Edberg, Director of Conservation Programs
Zoom Link: Register Here!

Advocacy Training- Mi Voz Mi Comunidad- My Voice My Community - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Description: This Latino Advocacy Week, Vanessa Millán of Con Cultura will debut the newest version of the Latino Advocacy Toolkit, sharing tools and resources on how to become an advocate about issues that our community cares about. This event will cover different ways to advocate, how it can have an impact on legislation, and how to get started - from Civic 101 to how to find your elected officials and contact them. Vanessa authored the original Latino Advocacy Toolkit last year for the inaugural Latino Advocacy Week. This year’s version includes additions in resources for DACA recipients from financial aid to mental health and housing; how youth can engage in civic advocacy; and how to write to elected officials. Join this educational event to learn about the importance of advocacy and how to get involved in your local community.
Moderator: Vanessa Millan, Founder & Strategist, Con Cultura
Zoom Link: Register Here!

Preserving the Past: Advocating for Cultura - Wednesday, March 16, 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Description: Learn about how previous historical monuments preservation came to be through advocacy and examples of current work to make Caster Range a national monument. You'll learn the importance of preservation for future generations.
Host: Hispanic Access Foundation's MANO Project 

  • Pastor Moses Borjas, Senior Pastor, Living Covenant Church, El Paso
  • Mayra Ramos, Former Latino Heritage Internship program (LHIP) intern, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Ashleyann Perez-Rivera, Historic Preservationist and Environmentalist

Moderator: Anastasia Hernandez, Program Associate,  Hispanic Access Foundation
Zoom Link: Register Here!

DREAMing Together: Learning the Past, Advocating for the Future - Thursday, March 17, 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Description: Join us for a panel discussion during Latino Advocacy Week on the DREAM Act, and what it means to be undocumented as a DREAMer in this country. The moderated panel will be followed by a Q&A with experts on immigration topics important to Latinos in the United States. During the event, you'll also learn about how to advocate for the undocumented youth in this country.
Host: Hispanic Access Foundations' Our DREAMS Scholarship 

  • Dr. Manuel G. Galaviz, Professor, California State University Fullerton
  • Dr. Tomas Alvarez, Latino Ministries Director, Iglesia Del Nazareno
  • Areli E. Hernandez, Executive Administrator, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Moderator: Karina Meza, Director of Communications, Hispanic Access Foundation
Zoom Link: Register Here!

Letting Communities of Color Lead: Latino Conservation Policy - Friday, March 18, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST/ 2:00 p.m. – 3:30p.m. EST

Description: This Latino Advocacy Week, Hispanic Access Foundation’s Conservation team will debut the 2022 Conservation Policy Toolkit, sharing how land, water, and ocean conservation, together with the climate crisis, impact Latino health, jobs, cultural heritage, disaster preparedness, and recreation, while sharing Latino public opinion views on conservation and climate policy. The findings of the toolkit show a clear need for action from decision-makers protecting the health of our climate, biodiversity, and sources of clean air and water, for the sake of Latino health, jobs, and homes. In this dynamic event, meet the Conservation team and hear why the environment matters to them, and their solutions for a better future that protects nature and climate while creating equity for Latino communities.
Host: Hispanic Access Foundations' Conservation Program
Moderator: Shanna Edberg, Director of Conservation Program, Hispanic Access Foundation
Zoom Link: Register Here!


Events by Partners

Vamos de Excursión - Saturday, March 12, 2022

9 am EST

Hosts: Florida Trail Association, National Parks Service
Description: In honor of #LatinoAdvocacyWeek, join the Hispanic Access Foundation, Florida Trail Association and the National Parks Service as we walk the Florida National Scenic Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve. This guided 2 mile hike is open to all ages and will be lead in both English and Spanish. 

This event will be in person in Miami, FL. Practice safe COVID-19 protocols.
Registration: Register Here!

Kern River Clean Up - Sunday, March 13, 2022

9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. PST/

Hosts: Kern River Conservancy, Latino Outdoors
Description: Launched in 2021, Latino Advocacy Week is meant to help build capacity to advocate for themselves, their communities and the environment. Join Kern River Conservancy, Latino Outdoors and Hispanic Access Foundation as we collaborate to clean and protect the mighty Kern River in Bakersfield. Lunch and beverages will be provided for all volunteers. Cleanup begins at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm. Lunch will be from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

This event will be in person in Bakersfield, CA. Practice safe COVID-19 protocols. 
Registration: Register Here!

Text to Speak: Using Your Writing as a Voice for Change- Monday, March 14, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EST

Hosts: Ocean Advisory Council, Hispanic Access Foundation
Description: Like water, our voices can crash and flow, against or with, the socio-political landscape around us. This workshop — a collaboration between the Hispanic Access Foundation’s Ocean Advisory Council and Healthy Oceans Coalition — will guide attendees through strategic activities that will help [re] imagine how we as advocates can use our writing to see the level of awareness rise. Our texts inform our communidades and help speak to political figures — in very public ways — to influence the unending tides that place our families, barrios, livelihoods, and even heritages in jeopardy of being washed away.

This workshop will help participants increase their writing effectiveness through "postcards", "letters to the editor", and "OpEd" modalities. Through this engagement, you will learn how to harness your words so that they may be heard across great distances, like the mighty power of the ocean.


  • Sarah Winter Whelan, Healthy Ocean Coalition
  • Jenna Velante, Healthy Ocean Coalition

Moderator: Claudia Pineda Tibbs, Oceans Advisory Committee
Registration: Register Here!

River Conservation: Opportunities and Challenges for Communities in 2022 - Thursday, March 17, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Hosts: American Rivers, Hispanic Access Foundation
Description: The impacts of climate change are threatening all aspects of life, and communities across the country often experience these impacts through their relationship with water. Cities are struggling to do more with less water, forest fires are more destructive, and storms are triggering more life-threatening floods. In many ways, the American Southwest is the canary in the coalmine - its megadrought and unprecedented wildfires are critical problems facing us today and in the future. Meanwhile, funding through the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is available to support critical investments in water infrastructure, river restoration and flood protection, and land and water protection efforts like the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful initiative are advancing. This Latino Advocacy Week roundtable, presented by Hispanic Access Foundation and American Rivers, will discuss how communities can identify the waterways important to them and develop river restoration and climate resiliency projects that serve their communities and protect our precious water resources.


  • Ray Trejo, Southern New Mexico Outreach Coordinator, New Mexico Wildlife Federation
  • Pastor Josue Rubio, Founder and Director, Vida Foundation
  • Dr. Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar, Cultural Ecologist, Watershed Management Group
  • Beatriz Soto, Directora, Protégete

Moderator: Jessica Godinez, Conservation Program Manager, Hispanic Access Foundation
Registration: Register Here!


My Voice is Important - Thursday, March 17, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Hosts: Hispanic Leadership Network
Description: Clergy are identified as a trusted and respected resource in the communities they serve. They know their people’s needs and go the extra mile to care for their wellbeing. For this reason it is important for clergy to understand the importance of their voice because it has the potential to hold decision makers accountable and aware of what is happening in their communities. In this webinar, “My Voice Is Important” you will hear stories from Faith Leaders who have used their voice to make a difference. Come be inspired by their personal experiences and learn the importance of making sure your voice is heard!


  • Martin Martinez, Pastor of Cornerstone Church
  • Pastor Fabio Sosa, Coach of the Hispanic Pastors Network, Reformed Church
  • Pastor Yorelis Teran, Iglesia El Shaddai

Moderator: Margarita Flores, Hispanic Leadership Network Alum
Registration: Register Here!


Eventos de Hispanic Access - En Español

Comunidad First: Comienzo de la semana de abogacía latina - lunes, 14 de marzo de 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Anfitrión: Programa de Conservación de Hispanic Access
Descripción: Estaremos dando inicio a nuestra Segunda Semana Anual de Abogacía Latina con Maite Arce, CEO y Fundadora de Hispanic Access, contando la historia de la creación de la Fundación Hispanic Access, sus éxitos y desafíos y el trabajo de abogacía en la organización. Inspírese y aprenda cómo esta semana puede enseñarle cómo marcar la diferencia en su comunidad con las herramientas adecuadas.
Oradores: Maite Arce, CEO de Hispanic Access Foundation
Moderador: Shanna Edberg, Directora del Programa de Conservación, Hispanic Access Foundation
Zoom Link: ¡Regístrese aquí!

Entrenamiento de abogacía - Mi voz mi comunidad - martes, 15 de marzo de 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Descripción: Esta Semana de Abogacía Latina, Vanessa Millán de Con Cultura estrenará la versión más reciente del kit de herramientas de abogacía Latina, compartiendo herramientas y recursos sobre cómo convertirse en un defensor de los problemas que preocupan a nuestra comunidad. Este evento cubrirá diferentes formas de abogar, cómo puede tener un impacto en la legislación y cómo comenzar, desde Civic 101 hasta cómo encontrar a sus funcionarios electos y contactarlos. Vanessa fue autora del kit de herramientas de abogacía latina original el año pasado para la semana inaugural de abogacía latina. La versión de este año incluye adiciones en recursos para beneficiarios de DACA desde ayuda financiera hasta salud mental y vivienda; cómo los jóvenes pueden participar en la defensa cívica; y cómo escribir a los funcionarios electos. Únase a este evento educativo para aprender sobre la importancia de la abogacía y cómo involucrarse en su comunidad local.
Moderador: Vanessa Millan, Fundadora y Estratega, Con Cultura
Zoom Link: ¡Regístrese aquí!

Preservando el pasado: Abogando por la cultura - miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Descripción: Aprenda cómo la preservación de monumentos históricos anteriores llegó a ser a través de la promoción y ejemplos del trabajo actual como Caster Range, un monumento nacional. Aprenderá la importancia de la preservación para las futuras generaciones.
Anfitrión: Proyecto MANO de Hispanic Access

  • Pastor Moses Borjas, pastor principal, Living Covenant Church, El Paso
  • Mayra Ramos, ex pasante del programa de pasantías de herencia latina (LHIP), sitio histórico nacional de Fort Raleigh
  • Ashleyann Perez-Rivera, conservacionista histórico y ambientalista

Moderador: Anastasia Hernandez, asociada de programa, Hispanic Access Foundation
Zoom Link: ¡Regístrese aquí!

Soñando juntos: Aprendiendo del pasado, abogando por el futuro - jueves, 17 de marzo de 2022

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm EST

Descripción: Únase a nosotros para un panel de discusión durante Latino Advocacy Week sobre la Ley DREAM, y lo que significa ser indocumentado como DREAMer en este país. El panel moderado será seguido por una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con expertos en temas de inmigración importantes para los latinos en los Estados Unidos. Durante el evento, también aprenderá cómo abogar por los jóvenes indocumentados en este país.
Anfitrión: Beca Our DREAMS de Hispanic Access 

  • Dr. Manuel G. Galaviz, profesor, California State University Fullerton
  • Dr. Tomas Alvarez, director de ministerios latinos, Iglesia Del Nazareno
  • Areli E. Hernandez, administradora ejecutiva, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Moderador: Karina Meza, Directora de Comunicaciones, Hispanic Access Foundation
Zoom Link: ¡Regístrese aquí!

Deje que las comunidades de color lideren: Política de conservación latina - viernes, 18 de marzo de 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST/ 2:00 p.m. – 3:30p.m. EST

Descripción: Esta Semana de Abogacía Latina, el equipo de Conservación de la Fundación de Acceso Hispano presentará el Kit de Herramientas de Políticas de Conservación 2022, compartiendo cómo la conservación de la tierra, el agua y el océano, junto con la crisis climática, impactan la salud, el empleo, el patrimonio cultural, la preparación para desastres y la salud de los latinos,la recreación, mientras se comparten los puntos de vista de la opinión pública latina sobre la conservación y la política climática. Los hallazgos del conjunto de herramientas muestran una clara necesidad de acción por parte de los tomadores de decisiones para proteger la salud de nuestro clima, la biodiversidad y las fuentes de aire y agua limpio, por el bien de la salud, los trabajos y los hogares de los latinos. En este evento dinámico, conozca al equipo de Conservación y escuche por qué el medio ambiente es importante para ellos y sus soluciones para un mejor futuro que proteja la naturaleza y el clima mientras crea equidad para las comunidades latinas.
Anfitrión: Programa de Conservación de Hispanic Access
Moderador: Shanna Edberg, Directora del Programa de Conservación, Hispanic Access Foundationn
Zoom Link: ¡Regístrese aquí!

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