Media Advisory

A Weekend of Free Family Fun Awaits as the 2017 National Latino Family Expo® Comes to Phoenix

**Press registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/gvqj43/4W**

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.—From July 8th through the 10th, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host its 2017 National Latino Family Expo® at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Expo is free and open to the public and is part of NCLR’s Annual Conference, taking place this year in Phoenix, Arizona, the site of the organization’s founding 49 years ago.
The Expo, the largest Latino informational and consumer expo in the country, is a dynamic three-day event that delivers free family fun, prize giveaways, health screenings, employment opportunities and more. 

At this year’s event, participants can interact with potential local employers looking to recruit local talent. More than 30 employers will be present at the Career and Education/Tus Oportunidades pavilion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in professional development workshops focused on crafting the perfect cover letter and dressing for success.

The Expo will also host free dental, vision, high blood pressure, blood glucose and other health screenings at the Health and Fitness/Tu Salud pavilion. Visitors can also receive information on low-cost immunizations and have consultations with pharmacists. Additionally, children will be able to receive free prescription glasses after the event. At the Children/Festival de Los Niños pavilion, your child will be able to attend storytime with their favorite PBS characters. There will also be a toddler area for young children to play. Children will also be able to meet some of their favorite characters at the ribbon-cutting ceremony that opens the Expo, such as Daniel Tiger or Curious George from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer, the GEICO gecko, the Phoenix Suns’s Gorilla and more.

Additionally, the Community/El Barrio pavilion will give attendees the chance to speak with local businesses and access resources that they need in their everyday lives. Expo attendees will also have the chance to explore interactive science experiments, innovative car displays and art celebrating the heritage of the Latino community at the STEAM/El Futuro pavilion.

NCLR’s Expo is geared toward providing the local Latino community in the Conference’s host city with the tools they need to succeed. You and your family won’t want to miss this fun and informative weekend full of amazing games, prizes, and more!

UPS, Health Net of Arizona and Cenpatico Integrated Care are co–title sponsors of this year’s Expo.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:The 2017 National Latino Family Expo, offering family-friendly activities, health screenings, live entertainment, prizes and more.
WHEN:Saturday, July 8
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. MST
Sunday, July 9
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. MST
Monday, July 10
10 a.m.-3 p.m. MST
WHERE:Phoenix Convention Center
North Building, Hall 4-6
100 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004


NOTE: There are more than 4,300 covered parking spaces at the Phoenix Convention Center. Additionally, both the North Building and West Building have attached parking garages. There are also spaces located in garages one block from the Phoenix Convention Center. Several spaces are designated for van access only. The average daily parking rate is $12, excluding special events.

For more information, please contact Camila Gallardo at (305) 215-4259 or cgallardo@nclr.org. Reporters with current press credentials can register here.

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