Media Advisory

Daily Press Advisory - 2016 NCLR Annual Conference - Day One

July 23, 2016

Contact:
Camila Gallardo
cgallardo@nclr.org
NCLR Press Office in Orlando:
(407) 685-5407
West Concourse, W230A

For Saturday, July 23, 2016

The 2016 NCLR Annual Conference kicks off in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, July 23; highlights include the National Latino Family Expo®, remarks by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and a town hall on the future of Latino education led by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.

 

ORLANDO, Fla.—The 2016 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference begins in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, July 23 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Halls E and F. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will give remarks at a special session, and La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will give the keynote address at the National Affiliate Luncheon. U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. will hold a town hall on the future of Latino education in the United States. Press registration is free, and a full list of events and workshops is available online.

Saturday also marks the first day of the National Latino Family Expo, beginning with the ribbon-cutting ceremony with NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía. She will be joined by Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo’s Minions and Transformers, as well as the Bullseye dog from Target; the GEICO Gecko; Ronald McDonald; and Kingston, the Orlando City Soccer Club mascot.

One Million in Florida: The Impact and Influence of Puerto Rican Migration

Room W232B

9–10:30 a.m.

Join us for a discussion on Puerto Rican migration, and the challenges faced by recent movers when they arrive in Florida. A new statistical brief on Puerto Rican movers that outlines public policy considerations of interest to the community will also be discussed at the workshop.

***GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY***

National Latino Family Expo Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

West Hall E/F Lobby

10:30–11 a.m.

Celebrate the start of Expo with NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía, as well as beloved characters like the Minions, Transformers, Target’s Bullseye dog, the GEICO Gecko, and Kingston, the Orlando City Soccer Club mascot. With more than 125 exhibitors and six different pavilions, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Addressing Puerto Rico’s Economic Challenges: Where Do We Go from Here?

Room W230CD

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join us for a timely discussion on the economic challenges facing Puerto Rico. Speakers will share their perspectives on Puerto Rico’s economic outlook, as well as PROMESA, the bipartisan bill signed by President Obama. Opening remarks will be given by Frederick Pfaeffle Arana, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture.

National Affiliate Luncheon

Tangerine Ballroom

12:45–2:15 p.m.

La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will deliver this year’s keynote address. The luncheon will also feature remarks from NCLR Board Chair Renata Soto, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía, NCLR Chief Operating Officer Sonia M. Pérez, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Ramón Murguía. Renata Soto will also present the NCLR Family Strengthening Awards to this year’s Affiliate honorees.

Special Session

Tangerine Ballroom

2:30–3 p.m.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will address attendees at this special session.

Policy, Parents, Communities, and Schools: The Future of Latino Education

Room W240

3:15–4:45 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. will lead a panel of experts in a discussion of the progress and challenges facing Latino students in the United States’ education system. Topics include changing demographics, parental engagement and the future of Latino education.

 

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.