Cyber Café and Networking Lounge
Ready to Lead (R2L®) DC
Education, Economy and Workforce Plenary: A Stronger America
Chair Rubén Hinojosa; Sen. Robert Menendez; Hon. Arne Duncan-Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education; Alejandra Ceja–Exec. Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Lily Eskelsen García–Vice President, National Education Association (NEA); Katie Harbath–Global Lead for Politics and Government Engagement, Facebook; Monica Lozano–CEO, ImpreMedia; Jaime P. Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation, Fernando Pizarro–Washington Affiliate Correspondent, Univision (Moderator)
CHCI’s experts and partners will tackle the state of the economic recovery focusing on the role that Latino leadership and the Latino workforce will play in this century. Cornerstone of the discussion is education as the key to an effective workforce that will spur economic growth along with innovation and how HSIs can help further the pursuit of graduate education degrees and create pipeline to corporate boards and federal government.
Latino Leaders Policy Summits—Track A
Jennifer Allen–Latino Outreach Program Director, League of Conservation Voters
Jorge Madrid–CHCI Alum, Coordinator for Partnerships and Alliances, Environmental Defense Fund (Moderator)
Hon. Gina McCarthy–Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mark Magaña–National Latino Coalition on Climate Change/GreenLatinos
Luis Perales–Co-Founder, Tierra Y Libertad Organization
This session will focus on the current impact climate change and alternative energy initiatives have on Latino communities, what legislative initiatives are being worked on to address this issue, and what national corporations are doing in response and how Latinos can get engaged in the discussion.
Anna Maria Chávez–CEO, Girl Scouts
Jacqueline Cossentino–Ph.D, Sr. Associate, National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector
Maria Neira–Vice President, American Federation of Teachers
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes–CHCI Alumna, Director, Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This session will focus on current early education policy, highlight strategies that promote Latino achievement and how students, parents, the community and corporations can work together to support a better early childhood education system.
Alyson Abrami–Manager, Farmer Market Programs, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Jessica Donze Black–Director, Kid’s Safe and Healthful Foods Project, PEW Charitable Trust
Linda LaViolette–Director of Farmers’ Markets, Empire State Development
Jim Weill–President, Food and Research & Action Center
This session will focus on current hunger legislation, access and availability of affordable and nutritious food and community and corporate initiatives to provide food security for the Latino Community.
John Garcia–Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Dr. Eric Goplerud–Senior Vice President and Director of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Criminal Justice Studies, NORC at the University of Chicago
Donald E. Martinez –Captain, U.S. Army Ret.
This session will focus on mental health access for Latino active duty military and veterans and their families dealing with military life and stress from deployments that can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addictions and more.
Eileen Campbell-Vice President of Public Policy, Marathon
Deryck Spooner-Senior Director of External Mobilization, API
Lonnie Johnson-Senior Director of Federal Relations, Exxon Mobil
This session will focus on the expected 800,000 new jobs by 2030 in the oil and gas industry and how to further develop the talent base of Hispanic students and workers so that in addition to energy we are developing.
Technology Roundtable Luncheon: Hispanic Impact on the Future
Reps. Jim Costa and Ben Ray Luján; Fabiola Carrion–CHCI Alumna, Policy Counsel, Access Now; Brian G. Gonzalez–Director, Global Education Sector Sales and Marketing Organization, Intel Corporation; Emilio Gonzalez–Vice President for Strategic Alliances, Verizon; Fred Humphries–Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft; Tony Jimenez–President & CEO, MicroTech; Mark López–Head of U.S. Hispanic Audience, Google
The most prominent tech companies in the nation address the growing Latino community and its impact on their business and workforce. CHCI will also present its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the session.
CHCI Alumni Association: Next Generation Professional Development Session
Breaking Through: Latinos Moving Forward to America’s Boardrooms
Victor Arias–Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry International, Carlos Orta–President & CEO, Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility, Ramón Murguía, Esq.– Counsel, Watson & Dameron, LLP, George Herrera–Corporate Board Member, Wyndham Worldwide, M. Lucero Ortiz, Esq.–Chief of Staff, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Susan Santana–Assistant Vice President, External Affairs
Latinos are the fastest growing population in the United States, yet remain drastically underrepresented in boardrooms across America – corporate, nonprofit, and foundations. This session will address the unique challenges faced by Latinos in breaking through the proverbial “glass ceiling”, highlight best practices, and share recommendations on how to gain visibility as well as entry into the boardroom.
CHCI Board Meeting (Private)
CHCI Chair’s Arts & Culture Reception (Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery)
Chair Rubén Hinojosa with Reps. Xavier Becerra and José Serrano, Hon. Sally Jewell-Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior; and G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian
Cyber Café and Networking Lounge
Conference Attendees’ Morning Coffee Service
Tri-Caucus Plenary: Working Together for America’s Future Chair Rubén Hinojosa; Reps. Marcia Fudge (CBC), Judy Chu (CAPAC) and Donna Edwards (Women’s Caucus); Maria T. Cardona–Principal, The Dewey Square Group (Moderator); Henry Fernandez–Senior Program Officer, USA Funds; Marvin Figueroa–President, Congressional Staffer Association CHCI will convene the three Congressional Caucus Chairs – CHC, CBC, CAPAC, and the Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs for a historic conversation on our collaborative strength at this pivotal point in our country’s history.
Tri-Caucus Plenary: Working Together for America’s Future
Chair Rubén Hinojosa; Reps. Marcia Fudge (CBC), Judy Chu (CAPAC) and Donna Edwards (Women’s Caucus); Maria T. Cardona–Principal, The Dewey Square Group (Moderator); Henry Fernandez–Senior Program Officer, USA Funds; Marvin Figueroa–President, Congressional Staffer Association
CHCI will convene the three Congressional Caucus Chairs – CHC, CBC, CAPAC, and the Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs for a historic conversation on our collaborative strength at this pivotal point in our country’s history.
CHCI Alumni Association Business Meeting: Cafecito with the Founders
2013 Distinguished Alumni: Miguel Gonzalez, Founding President; Miryam Granthon-Gerdine, Founding VP; William Ayala, Founding Secretary; Yara Alma-Bonilla; Naomi Barry-Perez; Alejandra Ceja; Rodolfo Anthony De Leon; Gabriella Gomez; Paloma Santiago-Adorno; Octavio Saenz-CHCI Alumnus, News Anchor and Producer, Univision/Fox
In honor of the CHCI Alumni Association’s 15th Anniversary, CHCI is recognizing each of the founding members with the coveted Distinguished Alumnus Award, for their continued pledge to Develop the Next Generation of Latino Leaders® through civic engagement and giving back to CHCI. Alumni are invited to sit down for a cafecito, hear from the Founding Members, and learn about the CHCI Alumni Association’s vision and plans for the future.
Latino Leaders Policy Summits—Track B
Mayra Alvarez–Director of Public Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq.–CEO, Triage Cancer
Hon. Trey Martinez Fischer–State Representative, Texas
This session will focus on the Obama’s Administration’s implementation of Health care reform, what is happening in the states and how this is impacting uninsured Latinos and providers of care in the Hispanic community.
This session will focus on what the current housing market looks like for Latinos, the importance of financial education in the home buying process and steps that can be taken to improve Latino home-ownership.
Hon. Tom Perez–United States Secretary of Labor
Catherine Ruetschlin–Policy Analyst, Demos
Saket Soni–Director, National Guestworker Alliance/New Orleans’ Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
This session will focus on the plight of part-time Latino workers who are locked out of eligibility for employer benefits like health insurance, family and medical leave and pension plans.
This session will focus on increasing Latina participation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The distinguished group of panelists will discuss effective strategies and best practices to strengthen the STEM educational pipeline for Latinas. Panelists will focus on successful recruitment and retention strategies for undergraduate and graduate students, the role that colleges and universities and the federal government can play in supporting Latinas in the STEM fields, as well as career opportunities for Latinas in both the public and private sector.
The Freshman Congressional Class Luncheon: A Stronger Latino Presence in the 113th Congress
Reps. Tony Cárdenas, Joaquin Castro, Pete Gallego, Joe Garcia, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Raul Ruiz, Juan Vargas; Zoraida Sambolin— Anchor, Early Start, CNN (moderator); Hon. Jessie Ulibarri, Colorado State Senator
Special Guests: Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Whip; Alex Padilla, California State Senator and President of NALEO
CHCI will bring together the Freshman class of Latino representatives to share their powerful stories—their journeys, their challenges, their goals, and their experience so far in their new roles.
Immigration Plenary: Pathways to Success—The Congressional Champions
House members: Reps. Xavier Becerra, Mario Diaz-Balart, Luis Gutierrez (Moderator), Zoe Lofgren, John Yarmuth; Laura Vazquez, Senior Immigration Legislative Analyst, Immigration Policy Project, NCLR
Gang of Eight: Sens. Michael Bennet, Richard Durbin, Robert Menendez (Moderator), John McCain, and Chuck Schumer
This session will focus on the tremendous work of the legislators in the Gang of Eight and House Working Group in their efforts to pass a landmark immigration bill, and how the public can help get it to the finish line.
Friends of the American Latino Museum Reception
Representative Xavier Becerra (CA-34)—Chair of the House Democratic Caucus; Representative Judy Chu (CA-32)—Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4)—Friends of the American Latino Museum, Honorary Board Member; Representative Marc Veasey (TX-33); Carmen Ramos—Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum Latino Art; Ivette Fernandez, Friends of the American Latino Museum Board Vice Chair and Director of Community Affairs and Corporate Diversity at Newscorp; Estuardo Rodriguez—Executive Director, Friends of the American Latino Museum
Friends of the American Latino Museum: Reception and briefing on the campaign to create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum on the National Mall. Program to include preview of the upcoming Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibit “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art”, live music, and food and drink.
Board of Directors Networking Reception (Invite Only)
Reyes of Comedy: In partnership with NUVOtv (Invite Only)
Rep. José Serrano, Hon. Silvestre Reyes, Erik Rivera (Host), Cristela Alonzo, Anjelah Johnson, Shaun Latham
Hilarity ensues when some of the most outrageous Latino comics take center stage during CHCI’s 13th Annual Reyes of Comedy. Be entertained as these talented comedians draw on their own experiences to portray life as Latinos in America, offering a night of exceptional entertainment.
2013 marks the CHCI Alumni Association’s 15th Anniversary, and CHCI and the CHCI-AA will host a Quinceañera celebration to mark this momentous occasion. The CHCI-AA recognizes that all Alumni – fellows, interns, scholars, and junior alumni – share a unique bond and what better way to celebrate this shared CHCI experience than together as a CHCI familia, in support the CHCI-AA. In attendance will be 200-250 young Latino professionals working on Capitol Hill, the Administration, federal agencies and national nonprofits in Washington, DC. Others include corporate representatives, national leaders and advocates in town for CHCI’s HHM events. All ticket proceeds will benefit the CHCI Alumni Association. This event is open to the public.
Students – $20
CHCI Alumni – $30
General Public – $35
CHCI Advisory Council Meeting (Invite Only) Board of Directors Luncheon (Invite Only) The Washington Court Hotel Chair’s Gala Private Reception (Invite Only) All Gala Events require a donation (via our registration page) or invitation to gain admission. All Gala guests are invited to attend the General Gala Reception. 36th Annual Awards Gala Celebrity Emcee: Jose Díaz-Balart, Telemundo Opening Entertainment: UTPA Mariachi Aztlán National Anthem: Sebastien De La Cruz Medallion Honorees: Salma Hayek Pinault and Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Chair’s Medallion Award: Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa Gala Entertainment Finale Olga Tañón All Gala guests are invited to attend the Entertainment Finale. Walter E. Washington Convention Center
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC
CHCI Advisory Council Meeting (Invite Only)
Board of Directors Luncheon (Invite Only)
The Washington Court Hotel
Chair’s Gala Private Reception (Invite Only)
All Gala Events require a donation (via our registration page) or invitation to gain admission. All Gala guests are invited to attend the General Gala Reception.
36th Annual Awards Gala
Celebrity Emcee: Jose Díaz-Balart, Telemundo
Opening Entertainment: UTPA Mariachi Aztlán
National Anthem: Sebastien De La Cruz
Medallion Honorees: Salma Hayek Pinault and Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr.
Chair’s Medallion Award: Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa
Gala Entertainment Finale
All Gala guests are invited to attend the Entertainment Finale.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union, and corporate leaders.
Learn more at www.chci.org.
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