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WASHINGTON —President Barack Obama will join national leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors in addressing the 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference to be held July 23–26 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The NCLR Annual Conference will feature issues vital to the Latino community and all Americans: education, the economy, health care, immigration reform, and more.

The more than 50 workshops and four town halls are free and open to the public, as is the 2011 NCLR National Latino Family Expo, runs July 23–25.

Members of the general public can register for all other events on-site at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in D.C. 



Saturday, July 23

10:30 a.m. National Latino Family Expo Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. Atrium, Lobby
• Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO
• Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer
• Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
• Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

10:30 a.m. National Latino Family Expo. Title Sponsor, UPS. Atrium, Exhibit Hall A-C, Exhibition Level.
Featuring more than 200 exhibitors and six themed pavilions showcasing art, entertainment, health screenings, technology, career resources, and more.

10:45 a.m. Líderes Town Hall: Forward Thinking: Discussing a Blueprint for Future
Leadership. Lead Sponsor, Best Buy Co, Inc. Thurgood Marshall Ballroom.
• Moderator: José Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
• Norelie Garcia, Associate Vice President, AT&T
• Felix W. Ortiz III, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Viridis Learning, Inc.
• Victor R. Ramirez, Esq., State Senator, 47th District (D–MD)
• Guillermo Torres, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, MTV Networks
• Delia de la Vara, Vice President, California Region, NCLR

12:30 p.m. National Affiliate Luncheon: Embrace Now. Co-sponsored by Citi, FedEx
Corporation, PepsiCo, Inc., Southwest Airlines Co., State Farm. Marriott
• Introductory Remarks: Daniel R. Ortega, Jr. Chair, NCLR Board of Directors
• Welcome and Awards Presentation: Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO
• Keynote Speaker: Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice

3:00 p.m. Town Hall: Giving Up on the Middle Class? Not So Fast! Thurgood
Marshall Ballroom.
• Moderator: Bertha Coombs, Reporter, CNBC
• Lawrence Mishel, President, Economic Policy Institute
• Francisco J. Sánchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
• Gabriela Lemus, PhD, Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Labor
• Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, NCLR


Sunday, July 24

10:30 a.m. National Latino Family Expo. Title Sponsor, UPS. Atrium, Exhibit Hall A-C, Exhibition Level.

11:00 a.m. Latinas Brunch. Co-Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, GEICO Insurance
Company, General Mills, TOYOTA, and Wells Fargo. Marriott Ballroom.
• Emcee: Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO
• Featured Speaker: Eva Longoria, Actress, Activist, Philanthropist, and Executive Producer of the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®
• Keynote Speaker: Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post Media Group
• Moderator: Monica C. Lozano, CEO of Impremedia, LLC, and Publisher and CEO of La Opinión
• Galina Espinoza, Co-President and Editorial Director, Latina Media Ventures
• Jacqueline Hernández, Chief Operating Officer, Telemundo Communications Group, LLC
• Julissa Marenco, President, ZGS Station Group
• Lisa Quiroz, Senior Vice President, Time Warner Inc.
• Special Remarks: Steve St. Angelo, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Chief Quality Officer, North America

1:30 p.m. Workshop: Not in My State: The Success and Failure of Arizona Copycat Bills in 2011 and Beyond. Wilson Room AB.
• Moderator: A. Elena Lacayo, Immigration Field Coordinator, NCLR
• Vivek Malhotra, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
• Darcy Tromanhauser, Program Director, Immigrant Integration & Civic Participation Program, Nebraska Appleseed
• Kim Propeack, Director of Community Organizing and Political Action, CASA de Maryland

3:30 p.m. Town Hall: A Plateful of Paradox: Childhood Hunger and Obesity. Lead Sponsor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Thurgood Marshall Ballroom.
• Moderator: Sonia M. Pérez, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, NCLR
• Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Dr. Garth Graham, MD, MPH, FACP, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Lawrence A. Soler, President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America
• Dr. Amanda Navarro, Associate Director, PolicyLink


Monday, July 25

10:00 a.m. Career/Tus Oportunidades Pavilion. Co-Sponsor, Morgan Stanley Smith
Barney. Atrium, Exhibit Hall A-C, Exhibition Level.
Featuring career resources, a direct connection to employers, networking
opportunities, and clinics on interview best practices and résumé tips

10:00 a.m. National Latino Family Expo. Title Sponsor, UPS. Atrium, Exhibit Hall A-C, Exhibition Level.

12:30 p.m. Monday Luncheon. Co-Sponsored by AT&T, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft
Foods, McDonald’s Corporation, and Time Warner Inc. Marriott Ballroom.
• Emcee: Teresa Rodriguez, Broadcast Journalist and Best-selling Author
• Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States

3:00 p.m. Town Hall: Hispanic Education in the 21st Century: The Federal Role. Co-
Lead Sponsors, Darden Restaurants, The Nielsen Company, and Univision
Communications Inc. Co-Sponsored by AT&T. Thurgood Marshall Ballroom.
• Welcome: Senator Mark R. Warner (D–VA)
• Moderator: Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President of Programs, NCLR
• Daniel Domenech, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators
• Amy Wilkins, Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications, The Education Trust
• Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University
• Congressman George Miller (7th District–CA), Ranking Democrat, Education and Labor Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

Tuesday, July 26

8:30 a.m. Workshop: Latinos and the Internet: Jobs, Education, and Empowerment
in a Digital Economy. Virginia Suite A.
• Moderator: Jason A Llorenz, Esq., Executive Director, Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP)
• Hon. Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
• Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, LULAC
• Gus West, Board Chair, The Hispanic Institute
• Henry Rivera, Esq. Board Chair, Minority Media and Telecommunications Partnership

10:30 a.m. Featured Workshop: Protecting Our Rights, Confronting the Extremists.
Maryland Suite AB.

12:30 p.m. Tuesday Luncheon. Co-Sponsored by Bank of America, Hyundai Motor
America, Shell, Sodexo, Inc., and Walmart. Marriott Ballroom
• Featured Speaker: U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus (D–MO), 5th District
• President’s Message: Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO
• Military Tribute: Heroes & Heritage Award, Presented by Fernando Rey, President & Chief Executive Officer, Heroes & Heritage

3:00 p.m. Featured Session: A Dónde Vamos? New Directions for Community
Involvement in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research. Lead Sponsors, National
Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research; NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino
Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training. Thurgood Marshall
• Welcome: Jack Whitescarver, PhD, NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director of the Office of AIDS Research National Institutes of Health
• Moderator: Britt Rios-Ellis, MS, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Science at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Director of the NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training
• Margarita Figueroa González, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Community-Based Programs, HAB/HRSA
• Kurt C. Organista, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
• Mario J. Pérez, Director, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP), County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health

7:30 p.m. Awards Gala. Co-Sponsored by Amtrak, Eli Lilly and Company, Ford
Motor Company, and UPS. Marriott Ballroom.
• Affiliate of the Year Award: Mary’s Center
• Graciela Olivarez La Raza Award: Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
• Maclovio Barraza Award for Leadership: Jorge Muñoz
• Ruben Salazar Award for Communications: Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr.
• Roberto Clemente Award for Sports Excellence: Thomas R. “Tom” Flores
• Raul Yzaguirre President’s Award: José H. Villarreal


STORY TAGS: Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality


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