White House officials to attend Hispanic Community Action Summit

The White House Hispanic Community Action Summit will be held in Riverside on Saturday, November 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  ucrlogo-11-0531.gif

The Summit is in partnership with the University of California, Riverside, the California State University, San Bernardino, the Federation for a Competitive Economy, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and the Latino Education and Advocacy Days.

The free event will be held at the Highlander Union Building, 900 University Avenue, at the University of California, Riverside campus.

The gathering is designed to connect senior Obama Administration officials from a wide array of policy areas with Hispanic leaders, business owners, and local officials to discuss issues critical to the Hispanic community,  the Inland Empire, and the nation.  The summit is part of a series currently taking place across the country.

UC Riverside’s event will be an opportunity for people to talk with senior officials from the Obama administration.   Topics of discussion will include jobs, the economy, education, health care, and fixing the broken immigration system.

The summit will include the following guests:

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (via video);  José Rico, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Julie Rodriguez, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement, Office of Public Engagement, The White House;  Felicia Escobar, Senior Advisor, Domestic Policy Council, The White House;  Gabriel Sandoval, Senior Advisor, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics;  Eduardo Ochoa, Assistant Secretary for Post Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education;  Alicia Villarreal, Regional Representative of Secretary Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Labor;  Herb Schultz, Regional Director, Region IX, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;  Francisco Carrillo, Deputy Director of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior;   Miriam Calderon, Senior Policy Advisor, Early Learning, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;  Lydia Morales, Director, Office of the General Counsel, Departmental Enforcement Center (Los Angeles), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;  Joe Torres, Regional Civil Rights Director, Food and Nutrition Service, Western Regional Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Toby Chaudhuri, Strategic Communications, The White House Initiatives.

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Friday, November 4, 2011


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