Announcing SLC Keynote
On Saturday, November 5th the 2016 Student Leadership Conference We the Students, will feature keynote speaker Kamora Le’Ella Herrington.
Kamora is the Director of Youth Programming at True Colors, Inc., a support and advocacy organization for sexual minority youth based in Hartford, Connecticut as well as an instructor in the City of Hartford’s YDPA and MMI Institutes. Herrington has over 20 years of experience in the human services field and has become a vocal advocate for LGBT youth. She attended Springfield College and discovered during her semester of student teaching that she wasn’t cut out to be an elementary school teacher.
In 2009, Herrington appeared on the Tyra Show titled “Hell to Pay: Gay Teen Exorcism” and was featured on the CNN special report titled “Gay Teens Talk Their Truth.” She is a 2010 Faith Works Fellow with the Conference of Churches based in Hartford and is committed to bringing understanding to the intersectionalities of identity. Over the last year she has begun working with other Hartford area leaders to address the myriad of ways that trauma affects residents as well as the Hartford Police Department on new ways of looking at community policing.
Herrington, a member of the National Black Justice Coalition’s (NBJC) Leadership Advisory Council, is an activist leader at the “OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit” in Washington, D.C. where she collaborates with other thought leaders, faith leaders, philanthropists and activists who are organizing to empower their communities while educating Congressional leaders, the Obama Administration and federal agencies about Black LGBT public policy concerns.
Her proudest accomplishment has been raising her two sons.
About the Conference:
Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC), Rhode Island Campus Compact (RICC) and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), in collaboration with their member campuses and strategic community partners, will hold their third annual student leadership conference on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at CCSU. The one-day conference seeks to create a dedicated space and platform for students who are committed to community service, civic engagement, and social justice and change.
The 2016 Student Leadership Conference theme of We the Students: Linking Identity, Community and Social Change is designed to provide a framework where students examine their motivations for civic engagement social justice and service, enhance their understanding of social issues, and increase their capacity and skills to positively impact their campus and community.