Public Programs




Amplify Conference

The Amplify Conference will convene 350 Latinx leaders across multiple sectors, including political leaders, community organizers, business executives, cultural leaders and the artistic community to recognize Latinx elected leaders and develop and understanding of the state of the Latinx community in Massachusetts. Through keynote speakers, Firestarter storytellers, interactive workshops and networking reception, participants will build powerful partnerships and relationships that amplify our work and will begin to:

• Build a sustainable coalition of Latinx leaders and organizations that support our Amplify Latinx mission of increasing Latino civic engagement and leadership representation

• Develop an deploy diverse leaders who will disrupt the status quo and advance the priority issues of the Amplify Latinx coalition

• Identify key policy issues for the Massachusetts Latino community that will become part of an Amplify Latinx policy agenda for Latino upward mobility

The conference is hosted also by The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and The Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy in collaboration with their partner organizations.

Learn more and register via this link.

Additional Resources

  • The ADA at 30: “Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Down”

    The Kennedy Institute joins the George and Barbara Bush Foundation, National Organization on Disability, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, The Harkin Institute, and Higher Ground Productions, in convening key activists, advocates, and policymakers who helped make the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality for a virtual, bipartisan celebration of the landmark civil rights legislation.

  • ADA Virtual Rally

    Join the Kennedy Institute, Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, Dole Institute of Politics, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, for an online celebration and rally to honor the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Getting to the Point on Democracy with David Litt

    David Litt, former senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to President Barack Obama, will join the Kennedy Institute for a discussion on his new book, “Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think.” This thought-provoking book traces how our democracy has changed over time, where it went awry, and why there is an urgent need to fix politics before it’s too late.