SAVE THE DATE: 2018 BIENNIAL SUMMIT
OLAA is holding its Fifth Biennial Summit on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Portland State University. This year’s theme, Fuerza en Comunidad (Strength in Community), will feature keynote speaker Cesar Vargas, Esq. Co-Director of DREAM Action Coalition.About the Summit
We are also accepting nominations for our OLAA Líderes Award through August 31, 2018. Our awards will recognize three (3) exemplary individuals or groups that have contributed to the growth, innovation, impact, and results of our Latino community.Go to Líderes Award Page
To unite Oregon Latinos behind a non-partisan, values-driven agenda that acknowledges diversity and empowers Latinos with tools that equip them to step into civic leadership roles.
The Oregon Latino Agenda for Action (OLAA) was an effort facilitated by Oregon Consensus of Portland State University to bring together a broad range of representatives from the Latino community throughout Oregon to collaborate in developing an “Oregon Latino Agenda for Action.” The motivation for OLAA came from discussions and gatherings (Salons) facilitated by Oregon Consensus with key Latino leadership in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to 2009, tri-county Latino community members met to discuss the need for a convening body that brought together statewide Latino leaders to support and build an action agenda to promote, recognize and build an actionable agenda. From these gatherings and a series of committee meetings emerged the Oregon Latino Agenda for Action (OLAA). OLAA is governed by an executive committee and is staffed in large part by volunteers and a facilitation team.