Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference (IYECon) 2015

IYECon is back! The annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference(IYECon) is an all day conference which aims to empower all youths and their families, regardless of their immigration status, by providing access to concrete resources and tools to organize within their communities. Our theme for this year’s conference, Redefining Success, challenges conventional perceptions of success: what does it mean to be undocumented and successful? Can we re­imagine success as a collective concept, to re­define success as engaging and uplifting our communities?

This year’s conference will bring together hundreds of youth, family members, and educators to meet with high school and college students, community organizers, lawyers, and professional development leaders. IYECon will include workshops for undocumented youth, about the college process as well as creative ways to organize in one’s own community within academic spaces and on the street. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

We invite you to encourage anyone whom you think will benefit from this event to attend. We will be sharing resources, building community, and engaging in conversations on the role that higher education plays in overall community advancement and organizing. 

We invite you to join us in this conference. Please feel free to invite anyone whom you think will benefit from this information--This conference is open to the whole community.