Media Advisory

2017 NCLR Annual Conference in Phoenix: Largest Latino Gathering Returns to City of Organization’s Founding

Phoenix will play host to weekend full of fun family activities, entertainment and captivating speakers

May 30, 2017

PHOENIX—Janet Murguía, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO, will join Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton at a morning press event on Thursday, June 1 to announce major highlights of the upcoming 2017 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®. The morning press event will preview the exciting lineup of speakers and engaging events on the docket for the nation’s largest annual gathering of Latino leaders, which will take place July 8–11 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

This year’s Conference, title sponsored by Toyota, is particularly significant as it marks NCLR’s return to Phoenix, the city of its founding, as the organization nears its 50th anniversary. The theme for this year’s event, Nuestro Movimiento: Our American Journey, pays homage to this significant milestone, reflecting on the strides NCLR has made since its founding, its evolution as an organization, its vision of what lies ahead and the opportunities for continued growth.

Every year, the NCLR Annual Conference attracts a broad array of leaders, advocates, elected officials, business executives and changemakers for a weekend of informative and engaging sessions tackling some of the most pressing issues impacting the Latino community. Concurrent with the Annual Conference is the National Latino Family Expo, with UPS, Health Net of Arizona and Cenpatico Integrated Care as co–title sponsors. The Expo is the largest event in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family. In addition to more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, the Expo also offers live entertainment, free health screenings, and cooking and exercise demonstrations that guarantee attendees an exciting experience in a fun, family-friendly environment.

Press who wish to cover the event must RSVP to Camila Gallardo at cgallardo@nclr.org or (305) 215-4259.


MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:Press briefing to preview events, highlights and speakers for the 2017 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo
WHO:Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton 
WHEN:Thursday, June 1, 2017
11 a.m. MST
WHERE:Phoenix City Hall
Atrium Room
200 W. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85003

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to build a stronger America by creating opportunities for Latinos. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:
Camila Gallardo
cgallardo@nclr.org
(305) 215-4259