Media Advisory

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, UnidosUS and SERJobs to Discuss the Economic Impact of the Great Recession on Latinos

10 Years of Economic Loss and Recovery

April 10, 2019

Houston, TX—On Monday, April 15, UnidosUS’s (formerly NCLR) policy experts alongside Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX 29th District) and Sheroo Mukhtiar, CEO of SERJobs, will host a public forum to listen to local Latinos’ financial experiences since the onset of the Great Recession. The event will include the release of UnidosUS’s new report, “Latinos and the Great Recession: 10 Years of Economic Loss and Recovery.”

The Great Recession negatively impacted many communities across the country, in particular Latinos, who experienced disproportionate and devastating economic losses. The report will highlight key findings on how Latinos are faring in terms of recovery 10 years later in the areas of homeownership, employment and wealth and poverty levels. In addition, findings of the report will highlight barriers to wealth-building and economic security that continue to persist.

The event will provide an in-depth look at the report as well as an opportunity to hear from policymakers, economic experts and local community members. The forum will then be followed by a Q&A session from the public and media.

Interested media should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at ggomez@unidosus.org or (202) 776-1732.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:A public forum to listen to local Latinos on their financial experience since the Great Recession and challenges they need to overcome
WHEN:Monday, April 15, 2019
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:SERJobs
1710 Telephone Road
Houston, Texas 77023
(Onsite parking available)
WHO:Moderator: Claudia Ramos, Noticias Univision 45
Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX 29th District)
Sheroo Mukhtiar, Executive Director and CEO, SERJobs
Jennifer Brown, Esq., Associate Director, Economic Policy, UnidosUS
Stephanie Román, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:
Gabriela Gomez
ggomez@unidosus.org
(202) 776-1732