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Women empower women at the XII Cumbre de Mujeres

Latinx women from all over Colorado came together for the 12th annual Cumbres Conference Saturday.

KUSA — Latinx women from all over Colorado have for 12 years come together for the annual Cumbres Conference.

Saturday's event was held at the University of Colorado Boulder. There were workshops for women, as well as youth and speakers from all walks of life.

Those who attended the conference, which was hosted by the nonprofit AMISTAD, told 9NEWS they left feeling energized and inspired.

The Boulder-based group said its mission is to create opportunities and programs that promote education, health, and quality of life for the Latino community in Boulder County.

Organizers of the 12th Annual Latinx Cumbre said it's a safe space to look at different issues around intersectionality like identity, language and culture.

A strong component is la Cultura Cura, which means culture heals. It focuses on the strengths of the community and how to build on those.

Elena Aranda with AMISTAD started the summit more than a decade ago. She and her daughter, Maya Sol Dansie, organize the annual conference.

“We don’t have very many spaces where we can be together to speak our language in a place that will not only accept it but really celebrate it,” Sol Dansie said. “We're here, we're proud and we have a lot to offer so it's a day to really demonstrate that to our communities.”