The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 2015 Public Policy Conference gathers the nation’s top minds for two days of critical discussions on major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. Our theme – Powering Growth and Influence – will address the integral role that Latinos play in shaping our nation’s future. Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to join the discussion on key environmental issues for the Latino community and network with national leaders, elected officials, corporate executives, community activists, and fellow environmental experts.
|Rep. Raúl Grijalva
Green Summit: Renewing our Relationship with our Environment – How Can Latinos Engage on Climate Change?
Join CHCI Advisory Council Members Rep. Raúl Grijalva as he explores the threats of climate change to the livelihoods, health and well-being of all Americans. These threats are especially present in the Latino community where climate change and extreme weather amplify existing vulnerabilities such as poverty, chronic health conditions, poor air quality, and inadequate infrastructure. This session will explore the benefits of climate action for the Latino community. Panelists will discuss the current impacts of climate change on the Latino community, steps for mitigating them, and the role Latinos can play in the climate change debate.
Jennifer Allen - National Director, Latino Outreach Program, League of Conservation Voters
Mark Magaña - President and Founder, Green Latinos
Elena V. Rios, M.D., M.S.P.H. - President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
Gabriel Sanchez, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New New Mexico; Executive Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy; Director of Research, Latino Decisions
Jefferson Shriver – Regional Senior Technical Advisor (STA), Market Linkage and Value Chain Development, CRS
Tuesday, October 6
10:45 am -12:15 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center