Latino Children and Youth Convening


Hilton Washington Embassy Row
Washington, DC
May 25-26, 2011

Agenda as of May 17, 2011

   

Wednesday, May 25

TIME ACTIVITY
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
   
8:00 a.m. - Noon Registration
   
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Securing Our Nation s Future: Advocating for Children and Youth
  • Liany Elba Arroyo, Associate Director, Education and Children's Policy Project, NCLR
  • Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, NCLR
  • U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA)
  • Martha Moorehouse, Ph.D., Director, Division of Children and Youth Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
   
10:30 a.m. - Noon

What Does the Political and Social Climate across the Local, State, and Federal Governments Look Like for Latino Children?

Moderator:
Sheri Steisel, Senior Federal Affairs Counsel, Senior Director of the Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures

Panelists:

  • Clifford M. Johnson, Executive Director, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities
  • Roberto J. Rodríguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Peter A. Zamora, Senior Education Counsel, Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
   
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
   
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. The Importance of Communications to Our Work
  • Kristen Grimm, President, Spitfire Strategies
  • Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus
   
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break/Transition to Breakout Sessions
   
3:00 - 3:55 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • Partnering with Youth to Get Your Message Across
    Edwin Desamour, President and Founder, Men In Motion In the Community

    Tolu Olubunmi, Policy and Communications Consultant, Ada Consulting

  • Talking about Race in Your Work
    Joanna Shoffner Scott, Ph.D., Vice President, Government Affairs and Equity Programs, Voices for America s Children
  • Using Data Effectively to Get Your Point Across
    Vanessa Cárdenas, Director, Progress 2050, Center for American Progress

    Patricia Foxen, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research, NCLR

  • Creating Effective Messages
    Joe Gleason, Founder, The Gleason Group
   
3:55 - 4:05 p.m. Transition to Breakout Sessions
   
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • Partnering with Youth to Get Your Message Across
  • Talking about Race in Your Work
  • Using Data Effectively to Get Your Point Across
  • Creating Effective Messages
   
5:10 - 5:30 p.m. Overview of the Next Day: Building a Latino Children s Advocacy Network
  • Liany Elba Arroyo

 

Thursday, May 26

TIME ACTIVITY
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
   
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
   
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Charge for the Day
Liany Elba Arroyo
   
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. The Importance of Building a Latino Children s Advocacy Network
  • U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA)
  • Josephine F. Garza, Executive Director, National Latino Children s Institute
   
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
   
10:45 a.m. - Noon Breakout Sessions
   
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
   
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Putting It All Together
  • Maricela Garcia, Director of Capacity-Building, NCLR
  • Liany Elba Arroyo
   
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Next Steps and Closing
  • Eric Rodriguez



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