CA LULAC State Convention April 27-29, 2018


2018 CA LULAC State Convention. April 27-29, 2018

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Riverside Convention Center
3637 5th St, Riverside, CA 92501

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 27                                                                                                    

10:00 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 – 6:00 pm 
Member and Guest Convention Registration
Room: Concourse

12 to 2:00 pm
California LULAC Salutes Veterans Luncheon Raincross

Master of Ceremonies: Leticia Juarez, KABC7
Introduction: Ignacio Romero, Pres. Riverside LULAC
LULAC Prayer: Dr. Parveen Sharma, California LULAC
State Deputy Director
Keynote Speaker: Honorable Judge Frederick Aguirre
Room: Ballroom

2:30 to 3:30 pm
Workshop 1– Veterans Benefits
Moderator: Ignacio Romero, Pres. Riverside LULAC                                                              Presenters:  Grant Gautsche
Riverside County Veteran Service Center
Ruben Gomez, Riverside National Cemetery
Room: MR1

Workshop 2- Behavioral Health
Moderator: Tess Banko, Executive Director,
UCLA Veteran Family Wellness Center
Presenters: UCLA Veterans Center,
Dr. Parveen Sharma, California LULAC State Deputy Director
Room: MR2

3:30 to 4:15 pm
Workshop 3- Employment Opportunities for Veterans
Moderator: Ignacio Romero, LULAC of Riverside
Presenters: Sergio de La Garza, EDD and Veterans Intensive Coordinator
Room: MR1

6 to 8:00 pm
California LULAC Convention Opening Reception
Special Guests: Consuls of Mexico and Guatemala
Room: Concourse

Saturday, April 28 

7:30 to 9:00 am
California LULAC Youth Breakfast
Master of Ceremonies: Ana de Castro, State Deputy Director for Youth
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alejandro Segura-Mora
Arlington High School Color Guard
Room: Exhibit Hall

8:00 to 11:30 am AND 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Member and Guest Convention Registration
Room: Concourse

9 to 9:10 am
Convention Opening Ceremonies
Welcome: Honorable Congressmember Mark Takano
Ribbon Cutting: Dave Rodriguez, California LULAC State Director Gilberto Esquivel, Chair- Convention Committee, and Committee Members
Room: Concourse

10 to 10:50 am
Concurrent Workshop Sessions
Civil Rights Challenges: Protecting Our Communities                             Moderator: Dave Rodriguez
Panelists: Domingo Garcia, Civil Rights Attorney and Candidate for LULAC National President, Council on American Islamic Relations
Room: MR5

10 to 11:30 am
Preserving Local Chicano History
Moderators: Gilberto Esquive, Convention Committee Chair
Panelists: Dr. Ramón Martinez, Frances Vasquez, Eric Romero,
Dr. Lily Rivera, Dr. Tom Rivera, Henry Vasquez, Frank Acosta
Room: MR2

11 to 11:50 am
Concurrent Workshop Sessions
Emerging Leaders-Building a Future For Our Communities                  Moderator: Michelle Pelayo-Osorio, California LULAC
State Deputy Director for Women
Panelists: Carmen Perez, Co-Chair The Women’s March on Washington,
Yvonne Duncan, California LULAC State Deputy Director for Seniors
Room: MR4

Operating a Successful LULAC Council, A How To Guide                           MR 3
Moderator:  Viridiana Elizalde, Board Member, LULAC of Riverside
Panelists: Daryll Morin, Past LULAC National Vice President – Midwest
Region, and Zeke Hernández, Past California LULAC State Director
Room: MR3

Future at Stake- The Current Status of K-12
Moderator: Yolanda Benitez, Chief Academic Officer, LA County Schools (Ret)
Panelists: Erasmo (Memo) Mendez, Trustee, Jurupa Unified School District
Sylvia Alvarez, Trustee, Evergreen School District
Room: MR5

Vision To Reality: The Cheech Marin Museum Collection of Chicano Art
Moderator: Francisco Sola, Member, LULAC of Riverside
Panelist: Drew Oberjuerge, Riverside Museum Director
Room: MR1                                                                              

12 to 1:45 pm
California LULAC Women’s Leadership Luncheon
Master of Ceremonies: Michelle Pelayo-Osorio, California LULAC
State Deputy Director for Women
Opening Remarks: Honorable Congressmember Norma Torres
Keynote: Carmen Perez, Co-Chair The Women’s March on Washington
Presentation of Colors: Arlington High School Color Guard
Room: Exhibit Hall A   

2 to 2:50 pm
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Immigration Policy and Challenges to DACA MR4
Moderator: Gilberto Esquivel, Board, LULAC of Riverside
Panelists: Russell Jauregui, Esquire, CHIRLA, Luis Nolasco, ACLU,
Ingris Aparicio, President PODER UCR
Room: MR4      

Predatory Lending. Challenges In Our Community
Moderator: Dave Rodriguez, California LULAC State Director
Panelists: Joel Marrero, Attorney at Law, MALDEF,
Daniel Estrada Ph.D, Policy Analyst
Room: MR2      

California Redistricting for 2021
Moderator: Armando Gonzales Coban, LULAC of Riverside
Panelists: Jodie Filkins-Weber, Member California Citizens                                  Redistricting Commission
Dr. Gabino Aguirre, Member California Citizens Redistricting Commission
Room: MR5   

Leadership Development Training for the Next Generation                                      Moderator: Ignacio Romero, President, LULAC of Riverside
Panelist: Viridiana Elizalde, LULAC Member
Room: MR3   

3 to 3:50 pm
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Human Targets: Immigration Policy and Protecting Communities
Moderator: Dr. Daniel Estrada, Policy Advisor
Panelists: Polo Morales, CHIRLA, Luz Gallegos, Community Program Director TODEC
Room: MR4   

Overcoming Challenges in the LGBTQ Community
Moderator: Francisco Duenas, Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Proyecto Igualdad, LAMBDA Legal Services
Panelists: Robbie Rodriguez, Program Director, Equality California
Room: MR7   

From Grassroots to State Capitol: Shaping Policies For Our Communities
Moderator: Maribel Nunez, Director, California Partnership
Panelists: Elizabeth Ayala, Women’s Foundation &Policy Institute
Madeline Rios, Latino/a Roundtable
Room: MR2   

¡Hágase Contar! Ensuring an accurate count of California Latinos in the 2020 Census 
Moderator: Yvonne Gonzalez Duncan, LULAC State Deputy Director for Seniors
Panelist:  Jeannette Soriano, Director of National Census Programs, NALEO
Room: MR3

 3 to 4:50 pm
Workshop Session

Latina Political Leadership
Moderator: Kimberly Fuentes, California LULAC Research Director,
Cinthia N. Flores, Esquire Board of Directors, Latinas Lead California Board of Directors, Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Trustee, Health Professions Education Foundation, Marisa Yeager, Latinas Lead Legislative Director
Panelists: Honorable Sabrina Cervantes California Assemblywoman; Abigail Medina, San Bernardino School Board Member
Room: MR5                                                                                                                                     

4 to 4:50 pm
Workshop Session 

LULAC Under 30-Millennial Leaders
Moderator: Jose Barerra, California LULAC State Deputy Director for Young Adults
Panelists: Honorable Kevin DeLeon, CA Senate Pro Tempore
Elizabeth Zepeda, LULAC District 12 Director
Room: MR4

Technology for Action. The Use of Social Media in Advocacy
Moderator: Kimberly Fuentes, Research Director, California LULAC
Panelists: Sergio Lagunas, LULAC District 17 Deputy for Young Adults
Room: MR7   

Women in Leadership
Moderator: Becci Diaz, Board Member, LULAC Riverside
Panelists: Honorable Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes
Dr. Cony Martinez, Founder and Director, Cinema Cultura
Room: MR3  

6 to 7:00 pm
California LULAC State Director’s Reception
Room: 2nd Floor Concourse

7 to 9:00 pm
California LULAC “Chispa” Awards Dinner

Masters of Ceremonies: Jose Barerra, State Deputy Director for Young Adults
and  Ana De Castro, State Deputy Director for Youth
Welcome: California State Director Dave Rodriguez
Keynote: Honorable Kevin de Leon California Senate pro Tempore Emeritus
Room: Exhibit Hall A   

Awardees and Categories:

Milestones in Education – Vicki Ruiz Ph.D, Distinguished Professor
Arts And Entertainment Legends – Cheech Marin
Enhancing The Political Influence of Latino/as – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Inspiring Civic Engagement – Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes                            Outstanding Community Leadership – Jesse Valenzuela
Outstanding Regional Community Organization: Latino Voter Registration Project

9 to 12:00 am
Youth and Young Adults Ball of Tomorrow
Hosts: Jose Barrera, State Director for Young Adults                                                                  Ana De Castro, State Deputy Director for Youth
Room: Exhibit Hall B               


Sunday, April 29                                                                                                  

7:30 to 9:00 am
Membership Breakfast and Council Awards
Room: Exhibit Hall A   

9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
California LULAC General Assembly

Opening Remarks – Dave Rodriguez, California LULAC State Director

Appointment of Rules, Resolutions, Audit, and Credentials Committees
Selection of Next Year’s Convention Site
Officer Elections
Installation of new officers
Room: Exhibit Hall A 

Hotel Information
3400 Market Street,
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone 951-784-8000

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