Erica Flores Baltodano Helped Moderate Inspiring Forum on “Latinas and Education”

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Baltodano & Baltodano LLP Managing Partner Erica Flores Baltodano served as a co-moderator and panelist at “Latinas and Education,” a forum sponsored by San Luis Obispo’s Latino Outreach Council.

This free, educational forum was intended to empower Latinas and other members in our community.  Latina students from local high schools and Cal Poly, as well as professional Latinas, shared their challenges and keys for success. The event, which was attended by approximately 50 people, was broadcast on the county television station and will be available online and for distribution to local teachers and educators.

The “Latinas and Education” Forum was held at the County Government Center in San Luis Obispo from 5-8:30pm. The first panel of speakers focused on students and was followed by a second panel of speakers featuring an Arroyo Grande-based accountant, a school principal in Guadalupe, and the Paso Robles City Librarian.  Ms. Baltodano and  Nipomo-based attorney Jacqueline Del Valle Frederick also shared their education experiences as part of the panel of Latina professionals and moderated the Latina student panel.

Ms. Del Valle Frederick, who is the President of Latino Outreach Council, announced an effort to create a mentor program in San Luis Obispo County to further connect Latina students with professional Latinas.  “All who took part in this forum, as speakers or audience members, were greatly moved,” Ms. Baltodano said.  “I was particularly impressed by the student panelist who shared their very personal– and still raw– stories of struggle with grace and bravery. They are an inspiration to all of us.”

Published by: admin on March 21st, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

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