Friday, June 24, 2011

NCLR conference July 23

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) will hold it's conference in just a few weeks in Washington, D.C. The conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community, serving as the meeting ground for more than 25,000 community leaders, activists, and volunteers; elected and appointed officials; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; senior citizens; college students; and youth. As if that wasn't enough to attend, our President Barack Obama is set to speak at the conference.

But what exactly will our president talk about? Election season is top of mind but what issues are we actually facing these days. Education, immigration, jobs; it seems as though the trend is staying the same year after year after year. I recently watched a documentary on the food industry and yep you guessed it, immigration is key in the food industry. That's another topic.

If you can't attend the conference, you can always attend NCLR's Latino Family Expo happening at the same time (July 23-25; conference will also be held on July 26). This event provides an opportunity for corporations, agencies, organizations, and businesses to showcase products, services, and programs that positively impact the American Latino community. Community, culture, health, fitness and career are just some of the pavillions available throught the expo.
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