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Friday, November 11, 2011


White House to Host Hispanic Community Action Summit in Albuquerque on Saturday

Apologies for posting this late the day before the event. Maybe some people do not have anything planned for tomorrow. Note you had to register in advance, but sometimes people are allowed to register the day of the event. In any case looked real interesting. 

The White House will host a Hispanic Community Action Summit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday, November 12th. The summit is designed to connect more than a dozen Administration officials from a wide-range of policy areas with Hispanic leaders, small business owners and local officials to discuss issues critical to the Hispanic community, including how the American Jobs Act can strengthen the economy and keep hundreds of thousands of firefighters on the job, police officers on the streets and teachers in the classroom in New Mexico and across the nation.

The gathering follows a series of similar regional meetings held over the past several months in numerous cities across the country and a national Hispanic conference held at the White House in July, providing an opportunity for participants to discuss important issues with White House and Cabinet agency officials. Discussions will cover a wide-range of topics from jobs and the economy to education and health care, to fixing the broken immigration system so that it meets our nation’s 21st century economic and security needs.

The event in Albuquerque follows similar regional summits in Riverside, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Las Cruces, N.M.; New York City; Las Vegas, Nev. and Orlando, Fla., with several more planned for the coming weeks and months. The conference in Albuquerque will begin with a plenary session followed by dynamic breakout sessions and an innovative open space dialogue where summit participants will work together to define the agenda and shape the dialogue.

Members of the public must register in advance to participate in the summit at http://bit.ly/ABQsmt. A recent report on the President’s agenda and the Hispanic community is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/hispanic.

WHAT:     White House Hispanic Community Action Summit

WHERE:   National Hispanic Cultural Center, Pete V. Domenici Education Center
1701 Fourth Street S.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico

WHEN:     Saturday, November 12th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT

WHITE HOUSE HISPANIC ACTION SUMMIT
ALBUQUERQUE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

9 a.m. MT                  Obama Administration officials deliver opening remarks and present an overview of the White House Community Action Summit.

9:30 a.m. MT             Opening plenary followed by a series of policy conversations

  • Jobs and Economic Recovery
  • Educational Excellence
  • The Affordable Care Act and Healthy Families
  • Fixing America’s Broken Immigration System

10:30 a.m. MT           Open Space Dialogue: Administration officials and summit participants create agenda and plan of action.

5 p.m. MT                  Closing session

November 11, 2011 at 06:47 PM in Events, Hispanic Issues, Immigration | Permalink

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