Friday, October 21, 2011
6:00 PM — 8:00 PMWelcome Reception (Lenox Ballroom)
Saturday, October 22, 2011
9:00 AM — 10:30 AMCafé con Leche Plenary (Empire Ballroom) Latino Census Presentation
10:30 AM — 12:00 Noon Legislative Sessions Confronting the Latina Teen Suicide Crisis (Central Park East) Promoting Latino Job Growth (Central Park West)
12:00 Noon — 2:00 PM Líderes Luncheon (Empire Ballroom)
2:00 PM — 3:30 PM Legislative Sessions Improving Latino College Success (Lenox Ballroom) Addressing Latino Health Disparities (Central Park East) Supporting Latino Small Businesses (Central Park West)
3:30 PM — 5:00 PM CUNY Youth Roundtable (Lenox Ballroom) “Public Service: Career Challenges and Opportunities”
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM Chairman’s VIP Reception (by invitation only)
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM Gala Reception (Metropolitan Ballroom East)
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Hundreds Attend Unidad Latina Conference Hosted by State Senate and Hispanic Federation
The first annual Unidad Latina conference held in New York City this weekend was an enormous success that brought together hundreds of people from the Hispanic community in New York, including leaders from business, education, health care and government to discuss ways to promote economic growth and job creation. The conference was organized by the New York State Senate and the Hispanic Federation.
“This conference was an impressive gathering of bright, talented people who came together to discuss how to make the Latino community more prosperous,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said. “Every conference room and ballroom was filled with people committed to giving Hispanic-owned entrepreneurs the resources they need to grow and improving the quality of life for Latinos.”
Among the bipartisan group of legislators who attended were: state Senators Charles Fuschillo, John Flanagan, Jack Martins, Martin Golden, Jim Alesi, Lee Zeldin, Jeff Klein, Diane Savino and David Carlucci; Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis, Guillermo Linares, Naomi Rivera, former Assemblyman Roberto Ramirez and former New York City Councilman Fernando Ferrer.
“I greatly appreciate everyone that attended and participated in Unidad Latina, especially our partners at the Hispanic Federation,” Senator Skelos said. “Throughout the weekend people shared their experiences and insights to help others succeed. The information was valuable, the camaraderie was enjoyable, and we look forward to building on this event in the future.”
More than 200 people attended a luncheon that featured remarks from Richard Parsons, Chairman of Citigroup and former CEO of Time Warner; as well as a presentation by Jorge Silva-Puras, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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