SOUTH BEND - “Latina Conference 2010: Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit” will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Saint Mary’s College.
The free event is tailored to Latina women entrepreneurs and their families, but is free and open to the general public.
The conference will feature sessions on topics that include how to start a business, how to succeed in life and business, how to prepare a business budget, small business economic trends, life balance issues, immigration policies, marketing with social media and how to afford to go to college.
Many of the sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish. Interpreters will be available.
The conference will include sessions that will be of interest to men and activities for children.
There will be a 10 a.m. screening of a 45-minute film, “Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey,” produced by the Rev. Daniel G. Groody, director of the Center for Latino Spirituality & Culture at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. Following the film, Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the Institute for Latino Studies, will lead a discussion on the state of immigration in the U.S.
The conference is hosted by the college’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Hispanic Leadership Coalition and La Casa de Amistad. Sponsors are Memorial Hospital and Health Systems, PNC Bank, Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Hall Enterprises and The Tribune.
Advance registration is not required. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 574-284-5262.
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