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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).

                                                                                                     
 
What:                         CHCI 2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series
 
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
                            HVC-215 A&B
 
For more information on speakers and panelists and to RSVP please visit the CHCI 2010 Young Latino Leaders Web page.

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.

Law: Voter Identification Laws: The Impact on Latinos
Possible changes to the federal voter identification laws could impact voters negatively - especially Latinos, other groups of color, the poor, and the elderly.
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.
STEM: Intersection of STEM Education & the Green Economy: Incorporating the Latino Community
This panel discussion will focus on STEM education and the potential benefits for the Latino community to be at the forefront of the green economy, which is forecasted to be the engine of future economic growth.
 
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.
 
CONTACT: 
Scott Gunderson Rosa 202 548 5876 sgrosa@chci.org




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