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26th Annual Latino-Latina Role Model Conference // San Jose

26th Annual Latino-Latina Role Model Conference // San Jose

An inspirational education event for students and parents!

Doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, probation officers, Deputy Sheriffs, police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, college professors, Superior Court judges, physician assistants, business executives and other professionals – are designed to plant the seeds of college and careers into the minds of our students.


Check out our YouTube video of the 20th Anniversary of the Latino-Latina Role Model Conference.





Saturday, October 1, 2016
W.C. Overfelt High School, 1835 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Conference registration, breakfast burrito snack, lunch, bottled water, and raffle are free of charge

Registration via email

Send email with number of students and adults attending to:

Esau Ruiz Herrera, Conference Director


Terri Salas Chavez, Conf. Coordinator



Anyone who thinks there aren’t many inspirations for Latino youth these days hasn’t been paying attention to what the Latino Role Model Conference has been doing the past 25 years.

Launched in 1990 by Esau Herrera and his family, the conference has introduced San Jose youth to a huge roster of panelists, made up of alumni from the East Side Union High School District, who have built careers as engineers, attorneys, teachers, public safety officers and media representatives.

“It’s hard to be what you can’t see,” Herrera says. “Our students need to see their own reflection in the leaders and role models from our community.”

The 25th anniversary conference takes place this Saturday at Overfelt High School in San Jose, starting with the annual role model procession at 9:15 a.m. and continuing through the day.

Some of this year’s panelists are Dr. Juan Carrillo, Dr. Judith Sanchez, San Jose police officer Victor Rodriguez, KTVU-TV reporter Janine de la Vega, attorney Servando Sandoval and teacher Karina Soto.

October 01 2016


Date: 10/01/2016
Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
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