Indiana Latino
Leadership Conference
Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

15th Annual ILLC keynote speaker

Indiana University-School of Education

Dean Gerardo Gonzalez

15th Annual ILLC entertainment / talent


Performing Ana y su sombra

About ROK

Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

ROK has been enthusiastically received in many of the area elementary, middle, and high schools as well as public libraries and homeschool groups, hospitals, and community centers. As cuts to education and the arts have become increasingly drastic, schools in particular are eager to take advantage of this opportunity for their students that comes at no cost to the school system.

About Ana y su sombra

As the second for-kids commission by ROK, Ana y su sombra presented its world-premiere peformance in Bedford, Indiana in September 2013. Composed by notable Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz with libretto by Mónica Sánchez, this opera has been presented for eighteen K-5 schools groups throughout south-central Indiana.

Brief synopsis: Ana is the daughter of diplomats, and she hides herself away out of terrible homesickness for Mexico. Her shadow wants to get out in the world where they are living; they part ways over the disagreement, and have to figure out if they can live separately or how to reconcile.

Workshop proposals

Deadline for Submissions is January 9, 2014

Indiana University invites proposals for workshops to be held at the15th annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference. The conference will be held on March 1, 2014 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. The mission of the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference is to celebrate the uniqueness of Latino students in a forum by students for students. This forum seeks to cultivate the exchange of idea, values, and beliefs in order to promote scholarship, leadership development, participation and empowerment of Indiana’s college and high school Latinos. This year’s theme is “Looking Back, Looking Ahead.”

We must learn from the past in order to plan for the future. Workshops should examine historical contexts that have shaped our community as well as the present state of Latinos and projections for the future. Examples may include: immigration experiences, policies, assimilation, and Latino potential in various sectors.

Please include the following
information in your proposals:

  • Title of session
  • Contact person–email and phone number
  • Short description of proposed workshop
  • Names(s) of presenter(s)
  • Any equipment needed for presentation
  • Include whether this is high school oriented, college level, or a general audience workshop
  • The proposal should follow this format: introduction; purpose or objective(s); citations/references/data sources and conclusion
  • Proposals can consist of more than one student sharing their work. (multiple proposals may be presented
  • Please limit your workshop or session to one hour

Things to Consider:

  • Emphasis on demonstration, audience participation as opposed to lecture and discussion
  • The conference theme should be included in your proposal
  • The participants desire engaging activities and interactive group learning opportunities
  • Allow time for questions and comments from the audience
  • PLEASE remember that all workshops MUST include a student presenter

Each proposal postmarked no later than January 9, 2014 are guaranteed for the review process. Please submit a written proposal to: ILLC Workshops, Indiana University-La Casa, 715 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47408 or email it to For more information, please contact Alfredo Rangel at