KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced highlights of its upcoming 2015 Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®, the preeminent events for NCLR and Latinos across the nation, which will take place in Kansas City, Mo., from Saturday, July 11 through Tuesday, July 14 at the Kansas City Convention Center. This Conference will also celebrate Kansas City, Kansas native Janet Murguía, who this year celebrates 10 years as President and CEO of the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization.
"NCLR is excited to have Kansas City host our annual gathering. As a native of the area, I have witnessed firsthand how the Latino community has grown and diversified. Hosting our Conference here highlights their presence in my beloved hometown. Whether they are contributing to the cultural panorama, boosting the economy or influencing state and local elections, Latinos are making their impact felt in Kansas City," said Murguía.
The 2015 NCLR Annual Conference will feature more than 50 workshops, four town halls, the Latinas Brunch, the NCLR Awards Gala and multiple networking opportunities. Toyota is the Conference Title Sponsor, UPS is the National Latino Family Expo Title Sponsor and Sprint is the Host City Sponsor.
This year's Conference features a list of impressive speakers, including Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Mark Holland of Kansas City, Ks., presidential candidate and former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D–Mo.), U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, among many more.
In addition, all attendees and the Kansas City community are invited to visit the National Latino Family Expo, one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the whole family, with more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. From live entertainment and giveaways to health screenings and informative demonstrations, everyone will discover something new in a fun and exciting environment. The Expo is free and open to the public.
Learn more about the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference in Kansas City or register today.
SOURCE National Council of La Raza