WASHINGTON — San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health Dr. Garth Graham, Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Thelma Melendez, and United Negro College Fund President and CEO Michael Lomax are among the panelists scheduled to present at town hall meetings during the 2010 NCLR Annual Conference. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.
These and other speakers will address efforts to prevent childhood obesity, increase the number of Latino college graduates, tackle the economic crisis, and restore opportunities in our communities.
The town hall meetings, which are free and open to the public, will be held each afternoon from July 10 to July 12 in the Grand Ballroom of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Saturday, July 10, 2010, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Educating Our Way Out of the Economic Crisis: Everyone College-Ready
Sponsored by Univision Communications, Inc.
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Childhood Obesity: A Call for Action
Sponsored by AARP, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, and Walmart
Monday, July 12, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
What’s the Holdup? Strategies to Jump-Start a Stalled Economy
Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase and American Federation of Teachers