October 21, 2016
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WASHINGTON -The White House began a 2-day Hispanic Policy Conference today.  The conference is bringing community leaders from across the country together with a broad range of White House and Cabinet officials for an in-depth series of interactive workshops and conversations on the Administration’s efforts as they relate to the Hispanic community. 

Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, EqualityParticipants, including community leaders and local elected officials, are having the opportunity to interact with federal policy makers on issues including creating jobs and strengthening the economy, expanding access to affordable and quality health care, reforming our nation’s education system, protecting civil rights, and fixing the broken immigration system so that it meets our nation’s 21st century economic and security needs. 

The first day of the policy conference, held at the White House, consisted of plenary sessions and breakout sessions designed to provide participants with an opportunity to interact with every participating Administration official.

The tomorrow's second day of the policy conference, will be held primarily at the Department of Health & Human Services, and will include an open space dialogue, in which individual participants will have the opportunity to define the agenda and shape the format themselves.



Agenda for White House Hispanic Policy Conference 

Monday, July 11 th 

9:00AM - 4:15PM ET 

Breakout Sessions with Administration officials 

A report on “Winning the Future: President Obama’s Agenda and the Hispanic Community,” can be found on www.whitehouse.gov/hispanicand by clicking HER E.   

Administration officials expected to participate include: 

Jobs and Economic Recovery      

   • Danielle Gray, Deputy Director, National Economic Council 

   • Jason Furman, Deputy Director, National Economic Council 

   • Brian Deese, Deputy Director, National Economic Council 

Latinos in the Workforce – Workforce Development, Training, and Safety 

   • Joseph Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor 

   • Nancy Leppink, Acting Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor 

   • Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director, Women's Bureau, Department of Labor 

   • Roberta Gassman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Assistance, Department of Labor 

Education and the Hispanic Community 

  • Carmel Martin, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning 

   • Juan Sepulveda, Executive Director, White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics 

Justice and Civil Rights 

  • Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division 

   • Marty Castro, Chair , U.S. Civil Rights Commission 

Broadband and the Hispanic Community 

   • Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce 

Social Safety Net Programs 

   • Racquel Russell, Senior Advisor for Mobility Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council 

Livability and Community Sustainability 

   • Xav Briggs, Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget 

   • Karen Rae, Deputy Administrator, Department of Transportation 

Fixing America ’s Broken Immigration System 

   • Felicia Escobar, Senior Advisor for Immigration Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council 

   • Margo Schlanger, Director, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security 

Rural Issues 

   • Victor Vazquez, Deputy Under Secretary for Planning and Outreach, Department of Agriculture 

Energy and the Environment 

   • Arvin Ganesan, Associate Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency 

   • Representative from the Council on Environmental Quality 

Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Social Innovation 

   • Alexia Kelley, Deputy Director, White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 

   • Marta Urquilla, Senior Policy Advisor for Social Innovation and Civic Participation, White House Domestic Policy Council 

Fair Housing Issues 

   • John Trasvina, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Healthy Children, Healthy Families 

   • George Sheldon, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services 

   • Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes, Director, Office of Head Start, Department of Health and Human Services 

Community Development, Access to Capital, Minority Business Development 

   • Ana Harvey, Associate Administrator for Women’s Business Ownership, Small Business Administration 

   • Matt Josephs, Senior Policy Advisor, Community Development Financial Institutions, Department of Treasury        

   • Alejandra Castillo, Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce 

   • JD Salinas, Southwest Regional Director, General Services Administration 

STEM and the Hispanic Community 

   • Kumar Garg, Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy



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


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