Sunday, July 10, 2011

White House to hold Hispanic Policy Conference via internet

Watch the LIVE webcast of the plenary session and the daylong of breakout sessions at

WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Monday July 11th and Tuesday July 12th, the White House will host a Hispanic Policy Conference, bringing community leaders from across the country together with a broad range of White House and Cabinet officials for an in-depth series of interactive workshops and substantive conversations on the Administration's efforts as they relate to the Hispanic community.

Participants, including community leaders and local elected officials, will have the opportunity to interact with federal policy makers on the issues that matter most to Hispanics and all Americans, including creating jobs and strengthening the economy, expanding access to affordable and quality health care, reforming our nation's education system, protecting civil rights, and fixing the broken immigration system so that it meets our nation's 21st century economic and security needs.

The first day of the policy conference, held at the White House, will consist of plenary sessions and dynamic breakout sessions designed to provide participants with an opportunity to interact with every participating Administration official. The second day of the policy conference, held primarily at the Department of Health & Human Services, will include an innovative open space dialogue, in which individual participants will have the opportunity to define the agenda and shape the format themselves.

Even if you cannot be here in person, you can have a front row seat.  Watch the LIVE webcast of the plenary session and the daylong of breakout sessions at

White House Hispanic Policy Conference Agenda

Monday, July 11th

8:15AM ET
Opening Plenary Session
Eisenhower Executive Office Building, South Court Auditorium
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9:00AM - 4:15PM ET
Breakout Sessions with Administration officials
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A report on "Winning the Future: President Obama's Agenda and the Hispanic Community," can be found on and by clicking HERE.

Administration officials expected to participate include:

Jobs and Economic Recovery     
* Danielle Gray, Deputy Director, National Economic Council
* Jason Furman, Deputy Director, National Economic Council
* Brian Deese, Deputy Director, National Economic Council

Latinos in the Workforce - Workforce Development, Training, and Safety
* Joseph Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor
* Nancy Leppink, Acting Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor
* Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director, Women's Bureau, Department of Labor
*Roberta Gassman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Assistance,
Department of Labor

Education and the Hispanic Community
* Carmel Martin, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning
* Juan Sepulveda, Executive Director, White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Justice and Civil Rights
* Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division
* Marty Castro, Chair, U.S. Civil Rights Commission

Broadband and the Hispanic Community
* Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce

Social Safety Net Programs
* Racquel Russell, Senior Advisor for Mobility Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council

Livability and Community Sustainability
* Xav Briggs, Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget
* Karen Rae, Deputy Administrator, Department of Transportation

Fixing America's Broken Immigration System
* Felicia Escobar, Senior Advisor for Immigration Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council
* Margo Schlanger, Director, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security

Rural Issues
* Victor Vazquez, Deputy Under Secretary for Planning and Outreach, Department of Agriculture

Energy and the Environment
* Arvin Ganesan, Associate Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency
* Representative from the Council on Environmental Quality

Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Social Innovation
* Alexia Kelley, Deputy Director, White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
* Marta Urquilla, Senior Policy Advisor for Social Innovation and Civic Participation, White House Domestic Policy Council

Fair Housing Issues
* John Trasvina, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Healthy Children, Healthy Families
* George Sheldon, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
* Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes, Director, Office of Head Start, Department of Health and Human Services

Community Development, Access to Capital, Minority Business Development
* Ana Harvey, Associate Administrator for Women's Business Ownership, Small Business Administration
* Matt Josephs, Senior Policy Advisor, Community Development Financial Institutions, Department of Treasury       
* Alejandra Castillo, Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce
* JD Salinas, Southwest Regional Director, General Services Administration

STEM and the Hispanic Community
* Kumar Garg, Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy 

For further information:
Stephanie Valencia Ramirez
Associate Director 
White House | Office of Public Engagement
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

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