Cultivating Leadership; Creating Agents of Change

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The National Coalition of Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD)
contact email: 


 Call for Presentations: Disabled Latinx MovementFull form in English here: Español Aqui:
Cultivating Leadership, Creating Agents of Change
The National Coalition of Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD) (
in partnership with
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (
Invite you to submit presentation proposals to

CNLD’s 3rd annual conference!
Dates: May 31 - June 2nd 2018
Location: Austin, Texas
Hotel information: Holiday Inn Midtown

Submission deadline: March 1st 2018
You will receive notification of your acceptance: April 2nd 2018
If you are selected, all of your materials must be turned in in accessible formats. This includes powerpoints and handouts: May 1st 2018
Submitting a proposal does not guarantee that you will be presenting.

We believe in intersectional work and centering people of color with disabilities in leadership roles within the disability movement. As we grow as a coalition, CNLD hopes to continue to center marginalized populations in the leadership work we do and showcase. The Disabled Latinx Movement: Cultivating Leadership, Creating Agents of Change Conference seeks to bring together leaders and activists in the Disabled/Deaf/Blind and/or Latinx movements as well as identify and build the capacity of our future leadership.

CNLD & the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities invite proposal submissions from individuals, academics, practitioners, activists, advocates, community members, self-advocates and more (with preference given to those who identify as Disabled Latinx). You can submit proposals to present individually, via teleconferencing and/or in groups (of no more than four individuals). Through submissions we hope to uplift the experiences of individuals who identify as Disabled, Deaf, and/or Blind and Latinx (Chicanx, Hispanic, Latinx, Mexican, Mestiza, etc.), and those representing other marginalized identities such as undocumented, LGBTQIA, elder, Afro-Latinx, and neurodiverse.

Topics for submission may include, but are not limited to:
Explaining your leadership role in the work you do in the Disabled Latinx community.
Holding a leadership workshop for future Disabled Latinx leaders.
Your personal experience
Selecting a topic that you are an expert in that would benefit our community
Providing resources
Providing a creative arts/writing/drama workshop

The National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities imagines a society in which the human rights of Latinxs with disabilities are upheld and all their intersecting identities are embraced.

We work in solidarity to affirm, celebrate, and collectively uplift Latinxs with disabilities through community building, advocacy, protection of rights, resources, and education.

If you need help filling out this form please contact Washieka Torres or Conchita Hernandez