The third and final day of the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference started bright and early with a breakfast that featured actor and activist Wilson Cruz followed by a lively discussion with three Latina immigrants. They shared their inspiring immigration stories and encouraged our community to vote.
Day two of the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference was just as jam packed as the first day. Today’s main themes centered on recognizing the contributions of our proud Latinas, the economy, and the imperative of engaging voters in our communities.
Today we kicked off our 2016 NCLR Annual Conference in Orlando. The day was filled with workshops, the opening of the National Latino Family Expo, and a speech from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Below are some highlights from the first day of our biggest event of the year.
Our first day started bright and early with a session on our legislative victories over the past year.
We’re going to Orlando this year for the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference. While the Sunshine State has many attractions to offer its visitors and residents, payday loans are not among them.
Readers of our “Truth in Payday Lending” series may recall a report that NCLR released with the Center for Responsible Lending that examined the failure of a state law that was designed to curb the negative effects of payday loans. The report shows payday lenders have stripped a staggering $2.5 billion in fees from Floridians since 2005. In 2015 alone, their shady lending practices yielded more than $300 million for the industry.
What do George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Melinda Gates, and Suze Orman all have in common? They’ve all spoken at the NCLR Annual Conference.
Every summer, Latinos from around the country come together for three days of powerful seminars, cutting-edge workshops, and engaging presentations at the largest gathering of its kind in the United States. Conference provides an opportunity for people in the business of social change to learn about pressing issues facing Latinos across the country. Attendees have the chance to connect with community leaders and form partnerships with community-based organizations.
Conference is also home to the NCLR National Latino Family Expo®, which provides countless free services like health care screenings and housing counseling for the local Latino community.
As we count down to convening in Orlando this July, here’s a look at our #TBT series that has been highlighting some of the powerful speakers at Conference through the years.