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The Carolina Latina/o Collaborative at UNC Chapel Hill will be hosting their 3rd annual Call to Action Conference on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 in the Johnston Center on UNC’s campus.  During the first conference, the White House and Cabinet agency officials met with Raleigh-Durham area community leaders, small business owners and state and local elected officials in an all-day gathering of self-advocacy and empowerment.

This year the conference is titled, “The 3rd Annual Call to Action Conference: Toma La Iniciativa” and will focus on the power of grassroots social movements lead by students. The objective of this year’s conference is to encourage our participants to advocate as emerging leaders to address community concerns. Participants will be informed of emerging and established best practices in community development and grassroots organizing.

Speakers include: Esther Aguilera, President & CEO – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute; Carlos E. Sanchez, Director – Statewide & Government Affairs for ATT&T NC; Maria Teresa Unger Palmer, Pastora de la Iglesia, Educator, Advocate; and Viridiana B. Martínez, Co-Founder – Community Organizer at North Carolina Dream Team.

Registration will be open to students at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and North Carolina State University. Registration closes on Friday, September 20th. Please visit for more information on the conference To register for the conference go to