"Unlocking Latino Civic Potential," New Report from the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program

Recommendations Identified for Advancing Latino Civic Engagement

21 Jan, 2016, 10:28 ET from The Aspen Institute

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHAT: The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program will be releasing a report outlining four priority areas and actionable recommendations for maximizing Latino civic potential in the United States. Over the course of a moderated panel discussion, four key experts will share the background and importance of the ideas they generated during a 2.5 day convening focused on the most significant challenges to and promising opportunities for increasing Latino civic engagement.

The afternoon will begin with remarks from Bob Llamas, Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer of Univision Communications Inc. followed by a panel discussion featuring Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund; Cristina Jiménez, Co-founder and Managing Director, United We Dream; Joshua W. Hoyt, Executive Director, National Partnerships for New Americans; Luis R. Fraga, Co-Director of the Institute for Latino Studies, Arthur Foundation Endowed Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science, and Fellow of the Institute of Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame. The discussion will be moderated by Monica Lozano, Chair, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program.

The panel discussion will focus on report findings and address the following questions: What are the key inhibitors to full Latino civic participation? Why is this important? What does maximized Latino civic potential mean for the United States? The goal is that the actionable ideas and recommendations laid out in the report will motivate funders, researchers, advocacy organizations, community based organizations, schools, and policy makers to take a critical look at current approaches, gaps, and opportunities for increasing Latino civic participation.

This event was made possible through support from Univision Communications Inc.

Press and cameras are welcome at event; space is limited please see Editor's note for details. To follow the discussion live: http://as.pn/civicpotential. Join the conversation via Twitter at @AspenLatinos and @AspenInstitute and with #LatinosEngage.

WHO:

  • Monica Lozano, Chair, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program
  • Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund
  • Cristina Jiménez, Co-founder and Managing Director, United We Dream
  • Joshua W. Hoyt, Executive Director, National Partnerships for New Americans
  • Luis R. Fraga, Co-Director of the Institute for Latino Studies, Arthur Foundation Endowed Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science, and Fellow of the Institute of Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame

WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:20-1:30PM EST.

WHERE: The Aspen Institute, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20036

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SOURCE The Aspen Institute