A VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR DSF SCHOLARS

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

You are invited to attend Denver Scholarship Foundation's (DSF) Annual Conference on February 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.! This virtual conference serves as a unique opportunity for students served by DSF to gain tools and knowledge to grow as leaders, while forging connections with your peers. Guided by this year's conference theme, Elevate Your Voice, virtual sessions will equip you with tools to elevate your voice through connectivity, creativity, and sustainability.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Representative Leslie Herod

Representative Leslie Herod was elected in 2016 as the first LGBTQ African American in the Colorado General Assembly. Since then, she has passed 71 bills, addressing criminal justice reform, mental health, addiction, youth homelessness, and civil rights protections.

Some of her signature work includes:

  • Ending cash bail for minor offenses
  • De-felonizing drug possession
  • Giving every Colorado newborn a $100 college kickstarter account
  • Providing free menstrual hygiene products to inmates in Colorado’s prisons and jails
  • Passing a comprehensive police accountability bill following the highly public murder of George Floyd, and the nationwide movement that followed

In addition to winning reelection in 2018, Herod championed a ballot initiative - Caring for Denver - that raises $35 million annually for mental health and substance abuse treatment and services for children and adults. Herod is the Chair of the Appropriations Committee, Chair of the Committee on Legal Services, a member of the Joint Budget Committee, and the Chair of the Colorado Black Democratic Legislative Caucus.

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"The conference helped me engage and network with new people.
I learned a lot about transitioning into the workforce and met new people with different backgrounds."

THIS YEAR'S

SPEAKERS

Be inspired by influential thinkers, movers, & shakers.

BA

Bianca Acosta

Rebuilding from the Ground Up

MA

Monica Amador

Rebuilding from the Ground Up

PB

Perla Bustillos

Building Connections Through Levers of Impact

CC

Cristina Chacon

Rest, Reflect, and Repeat

JC

Jason Clark

Greater Good, Greater Self

JE

James Eklund

Facing Existential Challenges: Water & Climate Change

Scholar Summit - TE

TeRay Esquibel

Building Connections Through Levers of Impact

Scholar Summit - FFF

Fryda Faugier Ferreria

Storytelling & Advocacy

CM

Courtney MacDonald

Greater Good, Greater Self

Scholar Summit - ROL

Rebecca Otis Leder

5 Steps to Build High Quality Career Connections that Open Doors & Make an Impact

Scholar Summit - DR

Daniel Ramos

The Power of Self and Story in Advocacy

MR

MariCarmen Rodriguez

Social Change Model of Leadership Development

JR

Julie Ross

Greater Good, Greater Self

Hannah Seigel Proff is a trial attorney who has represented hundreds of adults and juveniles in criminal and delinquency cases over the last twelve years. Hannah is the co-founder and acting executive director for Learn Your Rights in the Community (LYRIC), and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Hannah’s experience and successful track record in the courtroom have led to invitations to lecture at legal conferences and training sessions across the country.

Hannah Seigel Proff

Learn Your Rights in The Community

JV

Jasmine Villalobos-Valles

Social Change Model of Leadership Development

SESSION

THEMES

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DSF SCHOLAR SUMMIT

SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT! Please register for each individual session you plan to attend. Registration links are in each session description below.

10:00 A.M. Sessions

11:00 A.M. Sessions

12:00 P.M. | Keynote Speaker

1:00 P.M. Sessions

2:00 P.M. Sessions

COUNTDOWN TO THE DSF SCHOLAR SUMMIT!

EXPLORE LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE

Thriving Through Transitions

789 Sherman Street, Suite 610
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.951.4140 | dsfinfo@denverscholarship.org

For scholarship questions:
303.640.6564 | denverscholarship.org/contactus

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