Boston Scenes Amplify 06-22-17

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Inaugural Nuestra Voz Conference Held at EMK Institute to Advance Next Generation of Latino Leaders On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the Latina Circle, in collaboration with the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston hosted the inaugural Nuestra Voz Conference to train and advance the next generation of Latino leaders at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. Morning speakers featured local Latino leaders, including Dennis Benzan, former Cambridge Vice-Mayor; Juana Matias, MA State Representative; Simon Rios, Reporter for WBUR; Jossie Valentin, Holyoke City Councilor; Andy Vargas, Haverhill City Councilor; and Damali Vidot, Chelsea City Councilor At-Large, who served as ‘Firestarters’ with their inspirational stories; and a keynote address by Maria Hinojosa, host and executive producer of NPR’s Latino USA.