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69th Annual California LULAC State Convention

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 69th Annual California LULAC State Convention and Policy Summit
North Hollywood, California — April 29-May 1, 2016

Friday, April 29 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30-4:00pm, 6:00-7:30 pm Member and Guest Conference Registration 

6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception 

7:00 pm California LULAC Collegiate/Young Adult Session 

Saturday, April 30 

7:30 – 9:30 am California LULAC Youth Opening Reception 8:00 – 11:30 am and 2:00 – 4:00 pm Member and Guest Conference Registration 

8:00 – 8:30 California LULAC Youth and Collegiate/Young Adult Continental Breakfast 

Leader: Dr. Maria Elena Cruz, LULAC State Deputy Director for Youth
Leader: Andres Rodriguez, LULAC State Deputy Director for Young Adults 

8:30 – 9:00 am California LULAC Youth Assembly 

8:30 – 9:00 am California Collegiate/Young Adult Welcome 

9:00 – 10:30 am Concurrent Seminar Sessions:

  • Student Access to College – Advancing Educational Attainment for Latinos South Cabrillo
    Moderator: Enrique Murillo, Professor, California State University, San Bernardino Panelists: Daniel Estrada, Ph.D., Chair, CA LULAC Latino Educational Attainment Committee Irene Tovar, Chair, Statewide Coalition Against CSU Impaction Audrey Dow, Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Developing New Leadership in Latino Communities –The California
  • Voting Rights Act
    Moderator: John Palacio, Chair, Santa Ana Unified School District Board Panelists: Matthew Barragan, Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Senator Richard Polanco, California State Senator, (Ret.) 

9:00 – 10:30 am Concurrent Seminar Sessions (Continued):

Art Montes, Member of the Board of Trustees, Centralia Elementary
School District Rosalind Gold, Senior Director of Policy, Research and Advocacy,
NALEO Education Fund 

  • Preparing to Lead Your Community – Seeking Political Office Moderator: Jessica Espinoza, Board Member, Latinas Lead Panelists: Michele Martinez, President, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Monica Rodriguez , President, Latinas Lead
  • Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas (CESPA – CSUN) Roundtable: Critical Issues in Transitional Migrations, Indigeneities, Latinidades, and Quality of LifeModerator: Jorge Garcia, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies; Dean Emeritus, College of Humanities, California State University, Northridge; “Latinamerica? Is that Where They Speak Latin?”Panelists: Alicia Ivonne Estrada, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge; “Indigenous Migrations: The Maya Diaspora in Los Angeles” Francisco Tamayo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge; “Changing demographics and assimilation performances of nationalism, patriotism and citizenship: Teaching with Tension–Race and Resistance” Martha Escobar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge; “Understanding the Roots of Latina (Im)migrants’ Captivity” Gabriel Gutierrez, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge; “Las Tres Habanas: Chicano/a Studies Reflections on US-Cuba Relations through the Período Especial, Bush Doctrine, and Re-Established Relations”

10:30 – 10:45 am – Break 

10:45 – 11:45 am Concurrent Seminar Sessions (Continued):

  • The State of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality
    in California
    Moderator: Francisco Dueñas, Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Proyecto Iqualdad Lambda LegalPanelists: Andrew Flores, Public Opinion and Policy Fellow, Williams Institute Oscar de la O, Executive Director, Bienestar Nando Davila, Vaqueros California Bamby Salcedo, President, TransLatin@Coalition
  • Immigration Perspectives –The Role of Communities in
    Influencing Policy
    Moderator: Daniel Estrada, Ph.D., Chair, CA LULAC Latino Educational Attainment CommitteePanelists: Dr. Linda Lopez, Chief, Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Los Angeles Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Apolonio Morales, Political Director, Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) Ignacia Rodriguez, Esq., Executive Action Legal Fellow, National Immigration Law Center
  • New Visions, New Directions in Chicana/o Studies Environmental Justice Pathways: Forging through the 21st CenturyModerator: Gabriel Gutierrez, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, NorthridgePanelists: Stevie Ruiz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge, “Environmental Justice at CSUN: Between Public Intellectualism and Scholar Activism” Rosa Rivera Furumoto, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge; “Addressing Climate Change with Chicana/o Familias: Padres Pioneros, A Community Partnership Approach.” Mark Lopez, M.A,. Executive Director, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice; “Building a Movement, Building Community: East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice Fighting Environmental Racism and Planning for Self-Determination”

10:45 – 11:45 am Concurrent Seminar Sessions (Continued):

  • Gaps in and Solutions for Reducing Mental Health Disparities
    for Latinos
    Moderator: Henry E. Villanueva, Ed.D., Manager Quality Assurance, Ventura County Behavioral HealthPanelists: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Md., Ph.D,. Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine; Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, University of California, Davis Luis Garcia, PSY.D., Vice President of Cultural Diversity and Government, Pacific Clinics Gustavo Loera, Ed.D., Mental Health Research Consultant, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, University of California, Davis
  • Civic Participation-The Role of Latino Community LeadersModerator: Edna Degollado, Civic Engagement Fellow, LULAC National Sacramento OfficePanelists: Roberto Negrete, Deputy Secretary, Voter Education And Outreach Services, Office of the California Secretary of State George Aguilar, MBA, President, LULAC of the Inland Empire, Council #3163 Andres Rodriguez, California LULAC State Deputy Director for Young Adults

12:00 – 1:30 California LULAC Youth Luncheon 

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Special Event Distinguished Woman Leaders Luncheon 

Honoring Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and California Secretary of State and Consumer Services, Anna Caballero (Ret.) Keynote Speaker: Ana Guerrero, Chief of Staff for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti 

Honorary Luncheon Committee:
Congresswoman Julia Brownley
Congresswoman Lois Capps
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

2:00 – 3:00 pm Concurrent Seminar Sessions (Continued):

  • A Step by Step Primer on Forming a 501(c)(3)
    Lily Rivera, Ph.D., Retired Teacher; Member, Inland Empire Council #3163
  • California LULAC Young Adult Leadership Session
    Leader: Andres Rodriguez, LULAC State Deputy Director for Young Adults
  • CA LULAC Youth Assembly
    Leader: Dr. Maria Elena Cruz, LULAC State Deputy Director for Youth 

3:15 – 4:30 pm Session: Dr. Rodolfo Acuña, Professor Emeritus,
California State University, Northridge 

4:30 – 5:15 pm California LULAC Assembly (Membership) – Assignments
and Protocol 

4:45 – 5:45 pm Collegiate/Young Adult Closing Reception 

4:45 – 5:45 pm CA LULAC Youth Elections and Meeting of Executive Board 

6:00 – 7:00 pm – LULAC State President’s Reception 

7:00 – 9:00 pm Special Event: California Legends in Leadership Banquet 

An Evening Honoring Dr. Rodolfo Acuña, Professor Emeritus, and the Chicano Studies Department, California State University, Northridge, for their Extraordinary Contributions to our History and Culture Keynote Speaker: Congressman Raul Grijalva 

Sunday, May 1 7:30 – 9:00 am California LULAC Leadership and Awards Breakfast 

Speakers: LULAC National President Roger Rocha and David V. Hernandez, National Vice President–Far West Region

Sunday, May 1 9:00 am – 1:00 pm California State General Assembly – Dave Rodriguez, California LULAC State Director Adoption of Policy, Action on Resolutions, and Election of State Officers for 2016-17 

HOTEL INFORMATION 

4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood CA 93036
Phone 800-238-3759 • www.thegarland.com 

California LULAC has blocked a minimum number of rooms at a special rate of $169. Make your reservations now. Ask for the LULAC Rate! 

 

 


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