Two cultures came together Sept. 9 during the Young Leaders conference. Hispanic young adults gathered at the Beaumont Club to hear a variety of speakers and to work toward more Hispanic involvement in the civic community.
“This was an event to help motivate the young adults in the Hispanic community to take a bigger role in the civic arena. We want to foster connection to leaders in the community,” Jesús Abrego, director of Hispanic Ministry.
Among the speakers throughout the day were Juan Dircie, associate director of AJC Latino and Latin American Institute, Rabbi Joshua Taub of temple Emmanuel, Beaumont and city council member Mike Getz.
“I hope they came away from the experience with a sense that their voice is important. If we’re not being represented in civic organizations or non-profit organizations then we are invisible and our voices are not being heard,” Abrego said.