Sacramento, CA (March 30, 2016) – The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) will host its 4th annual Latino Equity Summit on March 30th at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. This year’s Summit will bring together over 250 Latino elected officials, government representatives, community leaders, and advocates from across the state of California. The annual Sacramento Summit is the only program of its kind that raises Latino issues and effective solutions in a one-day forum. Juan Hernandez, Executive Director of La Luz in Sonoma County said that “The candid discussions among Summit participants combined with the policy analysis and networking creates an atmosphere of comradery and hope.” The Summit will address two urgent topics for the Latino community— environmental justice and higher education.
LCF’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, will kick off the day by setting a framework for a Latino Equity Agenda and introduce Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León. For the first time in history, Latinos hold the top two leadership posts in the state legislature. “The appointments of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Kevin de Leon present an important opportunity for our communities to unify and champion policies that will advance greater equity for Latino families.” Said Jacqueline Martinez Garcel. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon is confirmed as the keynote luncheon speaker.
Guillermo Mayer, President and CEO of Public Advocates, will host the conversation on Latinos and the Environment. Dr. Belinda Reyes, Director of the Cesar E. Chavez Institute for Public Policy will host the conversation on Latinos and Higher Education. Renowned leaders from these sectors will showcase successful Latino-led strategies for advancing opportunities and policies on these issues.
The day will conclude with an Afternoon of Action at the state capitol. LCF has organized Legislative visits with key decision-makers and their staff to establish and strengthen relationships and to help move the day’s discussions into action. These visits will start a dialogue about opportunities for change to help California’s Latino families and communities. Immediately following the Legislative Visits, LCF, will host a networking reception at Cafeteria 15L.
Learn more at: http://www.latinocf.org/sacramento-summit.html
About the Latino Community Foundation
The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is the premier Latino foundation in California. The mission of LCF is to inspire philanthropy, invest in Latino communities and lead transformative solutions for change. LCF fulfills this mission by investing in high-impact solutions, uniting leadership and inspiring philanthropy among Latinos. LCF is igniting a new generation of Latino philanthropists focused on inspiring positive changes in the Latino community.
Since 2008, LCF partnered with 65 Latino-based community partners and invested over $3.4 million in California’s Latino community. LCF launched the California Latino Agenda, which brings issues that affect the Latino community to the forefront and connects philanthropic, business and community leaders to advocate for solutions that will empower Latino families, and create a better future for all Californians.