Every October, young Latinas from across Wyoming gather for the Latina Youth Conference.
Fifth through twelfth graders meet for the two-day conference. They enjoy banquets, cultural performances, informational presentations and educational workshops.
The conference is sponsored by a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering young Latinas through mentorship and awareness. It provides a unique opportunity for young Hispanic women in Wyoming to meet and interact.
The inaugural conference was held in 2000 in Cheyenne.
Dolores Huerta who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union, spoke to the group in 2011. She is a famous and celebrated Latina activist and advocate for women's rights.
See conference programs, posters and more in the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference records at UW's American Heritage Center.