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Don’t Miss Day One of CHCI’s Public Policy Summit Series

Don’t Miss Day One of the CHCI Public Policy Summits!

Join CHCI’s congressional members as they participate in eight summit sessions during the first day of the 2016 Public Policy Conference. Each panel will be comprised of top industry experts and community leaders covering a variety of issues, including: criminal justice reform, homeland security, health, technology, higher education, the environment, diversity, and U.S.-Cuba relations. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the conversation and to learn how these issues affect the Latino community.

Day One – Morning Sessions
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Criminal Justice Reform: Why Latinxs Need to Coalesce Behind Real Change

Rep. Tony Cárdenas

Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
Maritza Perez, Soros Justice Fellow, MALDEF, CHCI Alumnus

Homeland Security: Community Readiness Strategies for the Latino Community

Rep. Pete Aguilar

David Bowdich, Associate Deputy Director, FBI
Anthony Chapa, Executive Director, Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association
Heather Fong, Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement, DHS
Dr. Nadine Gracia, Dep. Assistant Secretary/Director for Minority Health (OMH)
Joseph Paulino, Chief, San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Chief

SHRM BoCK aligned — 1.5 PDCs

Women’s Preventive Health: Fulfilling the Promise of the Affordable Care Act for Latinas

Rep. Norma Torres

Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Executive Director, National Institute for Latina Reproductive Health
Liany Elba Arroyo, Senior Director, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Liliana Ranon, Associate Director for Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood

SHRM BoCK aligned — 1.5 PDCs

U.S. – Cuba Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges of Re-establishing Relations after 50 Years of Isolation

Elvis Cordova, Deputy Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs Mission Area,
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mauricio Claver-Carone, Executive Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates, CHCI Alumnus


Day One – Afternoon Sessions
2:45 – 4:15 pm

Technology: Connect, Empower, & Support – How Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Can Foster Diversity in the Tech Sector

Rep. Ruben Gallego

Gabriel Flores, Vice President of Human Resources, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Texas Instruments

SHRM BoCK aligned — 1.5 PDCs

Higher Education: Federal Policies Needed to Increase Latino College Attainment

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa

Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
Christian Haines, Education Policy Counsel, House Education and Workforce Committee
Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Education
Theresa Montaño, Vice President, CTA
Dr. Alba Ortiz, Professor, UT Austin College of Education

Environment: Healthy Parks, Healthy Latinos

Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Maite Arce, President and CEO, Hispanic Access Foundation
Estee Rivera, Program Manager, EKiP, National Park Service

Leaders Look Like Us – Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Sector

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

Jeyben Castro, Outreach Director, U.S. Senate Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs
Teresa Chaurand, Director of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Peace Corps
Melody Gonzalez, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Personnel Management
Maria Meier, Senior Advisor/Director, U.S. Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative
Eric Ortega, Writer and Producer, Early TODAY Show, CHCI Alumnus

SHRM BoCK aligned — 1.5 PDCs

View the full agenda and check out what we have planned for Day Two!
And that’s just Day One!