A Preview of the 2017 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops

The 2017 NCLR Annual Conference, which will take place in Phoenix, provides a platform to engage and unite the Latino community. For years, we have proudly exhibited our growth and success during our Conference, representing the largest gathering of the nation’s most influential people, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Hispanic community.

The 2017 NCLR Annual Conference consists of four days of cutting-edge workshops focused on addressing critical issues in the Latino community. It includes five meal events with appearances by influential and notable speakers who will address attendees on topics related to the Conference’s goal of enriching and advancing the Latino community in the United States.

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Tune In to the Red Nose Day TV Special on NBC!

Tonight’s the night! People across the country are coming together to have some fun, and watch some great entertainment all in the name of ending child poverty.

NCLR’s Affiliates have also been participating in the fun. Take a look at some of what Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo and Chicanos Por La Causa have been doing to promote this very special day.


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Latino Advocates Descend on Washington

This week, NCLR welcomed leaders and advocates from our Affiliate Network to Washington, DC for our Community Leaders Actions Summit. Attendees were treated to two days of workshops and trainings to prepare for a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. Legendary civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) also joined the summit to fire up and rally attendees as they prepared for their Hill visits. Below are highlights from the week’s events starting with a powerful press conference we held in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

To kick off the Summit, NCLR went to Capitol Hill to deliver a message to Congress that on immigration, the assault on families must end. We were joined by Fatima and Yeleni Avelica, whose father was detained while he was dropping them off at school. Also with us was Rose Escobar, whose husband was deported because of technical paperwork issue. He wife has been forced to raise her children on her own until she can return. The Democratic Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Robert Melendez (D-N.J.)

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The Story Behind the National Mall’s “Three Soldiers”

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The Three Soldiers sculptures stand on the National Mall, near the Vietnam War Memorial

If you walk along the National Mall today, you’ll find monuments that honor military veterans alongside memorials of past presidents and other national heroes. Among them, the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited. One statue in the memorial, The Three Soldiers, signifies the diversity of the troops who served in Vietnam.

The Memorial Wall adjacent to the statue lists every soldier who went to Vietnam; many of them from foreign countries. The appearances of the Three Servicemen Statue (also referred to as the Three Soldiers) reflect that: even though all three men share the same bronze skin tone, they are meant to be Black, White, and Hispanic.

Today we honor more than 1.1 million service members who gave their lives for this country, many of whom died while fighting in Vietnam. The Three Servicemen Statue is a powerful reminder of who pays the price for our freedoms and rights. Latinos have also made ample contributions to our society, and many have paid with their lives while serving their country. We are incredibly grateful to them and their families. They are not forgotten.

Counting Down to the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference in Orlando

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.
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