Raza Unida Youth Conference is an annual all-day event where we invite Latinx high school students from Lane County and other parts of the state to come to the UO campus and participate in a conference with keynote speakers, workshops, and a campus tour.
One of our primary goals with RUYC is to empower youth and give them the necessary tools to access higher education while also giving them an introduction to important issues that are constantly affecting Latinx and other marginalized communities. It empowers the attendees by giving them information about the college process, including crucially important financial aid, scholarships, and applications, which some would not find readily available or in their own language.
We invite community members, alumni, university students and faculty to present workshops during the RUYC stand for the RUYC motto of empowering people through knowledge. Many Workshop presenters discuss topics such as culture, indigenous roots, identity, education, gender, sexuality, and immigration.
The conference allows youth to see what others are going through similar situations, and creates a fun atmosphere of learning, complete with a dance at the end.
If you have any questions email our coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org