Congressional Hispanic Caucus Hosts Latino Youth Leadership Series On Capitol Hill
Washington, DC - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will join Members of Congress, national leaders, subject matter experts and the 2009-2010 class of CHCI Graduate & Young Professional (GYP) Fellows on April 21, 2010, for in-depth discussions on critical issues facing the Latino community in the areas of health, housing, law, and science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM).
Who: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Housing panel)
Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (Law panel)
Rep. Ben R. Luján (STEM panel)
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (Health panel)
Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO
2009-2010 CHCI Graduate Fellows
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
8:30 am - 9:30 am: Welcome Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Summits: Housing, Law
11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Concurrent Summits: Health, STEM
Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Housing: Latinos, Livable Communities, and Viable Urban Neighborhoods
The livable communities movement that promotes health and healthy lifestyles while fostering economically viable urban regions across the United States is a movement that will affect and benefit the Latino community greatly in this century. As the fastest growing minority segment in the country, Latinos must play an important role in the creation of livable communities for the long-term health and prosperity of the community.
Health: Cervical Cancer and Latinas: A Preventable Disease
Latina fatality rates for cervical cancer are nearly 40 percent higher than that of non-Latino women. Increased funding for education prevention programs on cervical cancer need to be increased among Latinas to stem this fatality rate.
About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c) (3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771 or visit www.chci.org.
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