Join ArtsMemphis and Latino Memphis for 901 Latino Connect: Arts Track Attracting and Engaging Latino Memphians
Join ArtsMemphis and Latino Memphis for
901 Latino Connect: Arts Track
Attracting and Engaging Latino Memphians
Tuesday, August 30
7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Center, University of Memphis
- Learn about the Latino community in Memphis
- Share your goals as an artist or organization
- Discuss how you might engage the Latino community
- Hear about what’s happening in arts and Latino communities in other cities
$50 per person (includes Leadership Luncheon)
We’re pleased to have the participation of Maria Munzo-Blanco, Richard Lou and Surale Phillips.
Maria Munzo-Blanco was recently appointed Director of Parks & Neighborhoods for the City of Memphis. Maria is the former director of Cultural Affairs in Dallas and has held various roles in arts and culture throughout her career.
Richard Lou serves as Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Memphis.
Surale Phillips has spent her career in arts research and consulting. She’s supported numerous audience development projects across the country, specifically with Latino communities. Surale also worked with ArtsMemphis and dozens of organizations on the Audience Development Initiative several years ago.
Empowering speakers, insightful workshops, and a chance to network with civic and business leaders. Congreso gathers influential organizations, leaders and companies to share first-hand insight on how to better work with and serve the Latinos in the 901.
In recent years, the 901 has experienced a notable increase of immigrant families who are seeking the American dream by providing a better future for themselves and their families. Today, there are over 81,000 Latinos in the Mid-South representing over 21 nationalities. These families represent a large portion of our local economy, with over $800 million in aggregate income and almost 2,500 Latino-owned businesses. This community is a cornerstone as we collectively work to build a vibrant middle class and a vibrant city.
901 Latino Connect tracks will provide an unprecedented look into the local Latino community, creating for the first time a platform that will allow educators, arts & cultural organizations, service providers, and strategic partners to deep dive around specific topics. Partners will hear from national experts about best practices in Latino engagement, and will work together with other local agencies to draft initial action plans that will provide concrete next steps for working with our growing community.