The first ever Latin Leadership and Personal Development Global Summit is headed to Texas, visiting five cities and San Antonio is the second on the tour list! “LatinTalks” is a series of talks and conversations where local leaders share their answers and solutions to challenges and adversities they once faced.
The free event will feature a hand-selected, curated list of local thought-leaders with an interest in pushing the local community forward. Two of the four San Antonians chosen for the panel, were born and raised on the Southside of San Antonio.
One of them is Ray Altamirano M.D., known as the “Doctor of the people ” and founder of Casa Salud Family Medicine Clinic. Casa Salud is a primary care clinic for the uninsured and undocumented on the Southside of San Antonio. He’s the son of 2 immigrant workers from Coahuila, Mexico, and a first-generation American. After graduating as Valedictorian in 1998 from Harlandale High School, he attended Texas A&M University, then attended medical school in Guadalajara. He moved back to San Antonio in 2011 and fulfilled his dream of serving the same community that raised him on his own terms. “My greatest accomplishment is being a father to my five children”, he says.
The other speaker is April Monterrosa, the first Latina to own a publication that highlights the Southside of San Antonio. Monterrosa was listed as an influential Latina in San Antonio by KSAT12 News and was honored by the 87th Texas Legislature for her achievements as a civic leader and community advocate. She has a really big passion for giving back to her community and serves as a board member on the San Antonio Water System’s Community Experience Committee, VIDA Arts Council, the Palo Alto College Cosmetology Committee, the San Antonio District 4 Small Business Committee, Brooks Give Back, the San Antonio Women’s Business Center, serves as the Director of Community Development for The Pink Berets, and the vice-chair for Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. “Growing up in the South San Antonio Independent School District, purchasing the home I grew up in to stay in my community, and all that has come with the launch of the publication has lead me here, what an honor”, mentions Monterrosa about the “LatinTalks” opportunity.
The mission of the FREE event is committed to identifying, inspiring, educating, transforming, and empowering personal development leaders in the Latin community to serve and transform one hundred million people worldwide.
Hosted by international entrepreneur/speaker Peter O. Estévez, and entrepreneur/life coach Celina Belizán, the live three-hour event invites audiences worldwide to join the movement in motion, to propel themselves into a new life, and to inspire the next generation of Latinos.
LatinTalks event info: San Antonio- 9/3/22 9:00-A.M. -12:00 P.M. at the Hilton, 200 S Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78205. RSVP HERE.