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Friday, May 13 • 10:20am - 11:05am
Rooted in Cultura: Encuentros Leadership and the Semilla Framework LIMITED

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In the wake of the recent “racial awakening”, institutions have moved to center race and racism in their operating frameworks. Encuentros Leadership (EL), which since its inception in 2003 has recognized the struggles Latinx male youth face in education, will present a culturally affirming, racially conscious and strength-based framework in addressing the issue pertaining to Latinx male youth. EL does this by recognizing students’ proclivity for growth and development, given the appropriate and enriching environment for them to do so. EL presents a framework focused on creating these spaces so that Latinx male youth specifically, but all marginalized students at large, can maximize their potential in an environment that recognizes their strengths and contributions to society.

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Juan Gaytan

Secretary, Encuentros Leadership
Juan Gaytan is a son of immigrants and a first-generation college student. Juan is currently finishing his PhD in education and his research is on the Latinx male teacher pipeline and finding ways to recruit and retain more teachers of color. This research serves as the bedrock of... Read More →
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David Espinoza

Vice Chairperson, Encuentros Leadership
David Espinoza has been involved with Encuentros Leadership for 15 years and serves on the board of directors. His experience is in education and the non-profit sector. He currently works for Project SUPPORT in CSUSM’s School of Education, which focuses on recruiting and mentoring... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
31A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101