The Latino Policy Forum has announced the 24 community leaders serving Latino and African-American communities to participate in the Forum's inaugural Multicultural Leadership Academy, set to begin in September.
The Academy will work with these leaders to increase their understanding of how racial and ethnic groups can collaborate to transform their communities through social action.
Luis Roman, of the local LGBTA organization Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ), is one of the announced leaders.
Others include Azalea Acuna ( La Casa Norte ), Bessie Alcantara ( BBF Family Services ), Erika Allen ( Growing Power, Inc. ), Oswaldo Alvarez ( Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership ), Asiaha Butler ( R.A.G.E.: Resident Association of Greater Englewood ), April Callen ( Chicago Foundation for Women ), Ebony Campbell ( Chicago Housing Authority ), Aasia Castañeda ( The Field Museum ) and Henry Cervantes ( Our Lady of Tepeyac Elementary School ).
They also include Adriana Diaz ( City Bureau ), Bryan Johnson ( Metropolitan Family Services ), Keith Lewis ( United Way Metropolitan Chicago ), Alfredo Nambo ( Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy ), Abel Ochoa ( University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program ), Nikki Patin ( Surviving the Mic ), Arthur Richardson ( Chicago Park District ), Angelica Rivera ( Proyecto Pa'Lante at Northeastern Illinois University ), Kimeco Roberson ( Chicago Park District ), Maritza Rocha ( Mujeres Latinas en AcciÃ"n ), Analia Rodriguez ( Latino Union of Chicago ), Anton Seals Jr. ( DePaul University ), Craig Stevenson ( Open Architecture Chicago/High Jump ) and Carman Weathington ( Chicago Commons ).
For more information, visit LatinoPolicyForum.org .