CHCI Hosts
2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series

The 2009-2010 class of CHCI Graduate & Young Professional (GYP) Fellows celebrates the culmination of its nine-month program with the highly anticipated 2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series.

CHCI invites you to join Members of Congress, national leaders, subject matter experts and the GYP Fellows on Wednesday, 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).  RSVP now and secure your seat.

9:30 am - 10:45 am sessions

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.

Join CHCI National Association of Realtors Graduate Housing Fellow, Ulises Gonzalez, as he leads a top panel of experts to discuss the role that Latinos must play in the development of livable communities.

Moderator: Ulises A. Gonzalez, CHCI National Association of Realtors Graduate Housing Fellow
Remarks: Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Chair, Livable Community Task Force
Graduate Housing Fellowship Sponsor Remarks: National Association of Realtors
Xavier Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget
Miguel Hidalgo, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Corporation
Shelly Poticha, Director of Sustainable Housing and Communities, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Dev.
Alazne (Ali) Solis, Sr., VP, Public Policy and Corp. Affairs Sr. Executive, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Voter Identification Laws: The Impact on Latinos

Possible proposed changes to the federal voter identification laws could impact voters negatively - especially Latinos, other groups of color, the poor, and the elderly.

Join Maria Mendoza, CHCI Graduate Law Fellow, as she leads a leading panel of experts in a discussion in the critical area of civil voting rights for minorities especially Latinos.

Moderator: Maria Mendoza, CHCI Graduate Law Fellow
Remarks: Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, Chair, CHC Civil Rights, Veterans, and Worker Protection Task Force
Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, CATO Institute
Gloria Montano Greene , Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials
Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director, Voto Latino, (invited)
Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, (invited)

For more information on the 11:00 am - 12:15 pm sessions on health and STEM, please visit the 2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series Web pages.

Cervical Cancer and Latinas: A Preventable Disease

Intersection of STEM Education & the Green Economy: Incorporating the Latino Community

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