Who am i?
Momma warrior. Educator-activist. Artist. Gymnast. Peacemaker. Community connector.
The LLCEC is my favorite labor of love that I am grateful to direct, convene, nurture and build each year. In 2006, I was one of a team of two visionaries who imagined this program into being; many years later, I am awestruck to see how the LLCEC has blossomed into a beautiful familial network where all participants are mentored, affirmed and challenged to grow in their identities, their leadership and service to community, their goals and their understanding of social justice and liberation. I work as Latino Outreach and Student Support Director at Bluegrass Community and Technical College where I also teach as an adjunct in instructor. I have also taught courses in Immigration and Social Justice at EKU and through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies in Costa Rica. I spent three years as a board member for United We Dream; helped found the Kentucky Dream Coalition; and am still active with UWD’s educational justice work and the UWDN Action supporting campaigns to pass the DREAM Act and humane immigration reform.
Who am i?
Cultural Producer & Organizer. Educator. Creator. Community Worker. Empath. Healer.
I am grateful to build with a space committed to using critical and emancipatory pedagogies to provide holistic & decolonial education. We work to develop experiential and cultural learning opportunities which are unique for each youth. I am proud of the transformational work we do to create spaces for healing that focus on the individual and community. LLCEC honors the past and visions for the future, we hold the present through the lessons of In Lak’ech.
Who am I?
Jarocho. Student. Community Organizer. Paisa. Tech Lover. Dog Lover. Gym Enthusiast. Video Gamer.
Milton has been a student, co-facilitator, and facilitator of LLCEC since 2011. His time at LLCEC has shaped a better part of who he is as a person, and the lasting friendships he has to this day. He returns every year as a volunteer because he loves meeting everyone and their stories. He hopes every year that his experience and knowledge will make a positive impact on the students.
He is a Psychology student at EKU, director of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, 100% Jarocho, and loves tacos al pastor y un rico coctel!
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Kentucky Dream Coalition: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO am i?
Armando is a community activist, artist, and mentor. He is a Peace & Social Justice major at Berea College. His passion is working with misguided gang members and Latino youth in his community. He attributes most of his success to the LLCEC, which he has been a part of since 2008.