Symposium Agenda


Sponsored by

The Atlantic Philanthropies and W.K. Kellogg Foundation

October 22, 2009

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, DC

8:00 a.m - Noon Registration
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Patricia Foxen, Associate Director, Research, NCLR

Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
9:45 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Latino Children in the U.S.:  From Numbers to Stories
  Profiles and Projections: Latino Children Today and Tomorrow
Dr. Linda Jacobsen, Vice President of Domestic Programs, Population Reference Bureau
  Latino Youth Perspectives on School, Work and the Juvenile Justice System
Dr. Patricia Foxen, Associate Director of Research, NCLR
  Video of Youth Programs
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Environmental Factors Affecting the Well-being of Latino Children: Health and Poverty
  Moderator: Janis Bowdler Deputy Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR

Dr. Leighton Ku, Professor of Health Policy, George Washington University

Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center

Harriett Sadauskas, Executive Director, Association House
11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Transition
(Coffee and tea will be available in each breakout room.)
11:40 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. “Meeting of Minds” Breakout Sessions

Mixed Status Families and Access to Health Care
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Ng'andu, Deputy Director, Health Policy Project, NCLR
Featured Presenters: Kara Ryan, Research Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR; Anna Greenberg Senior Vice President and Principal, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Child Nutrition and Obesity
Discussion Leader: Liany Elba Arroyo, Associate Director, Education and Children's Policy Project, NCLR
Featured Presenters: Robert Sanchez, Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR; Dr. Maria Rosa, Vice President, Institute for Hispanic Health, NCLR

Understanding Latino Child Poverty and the Role of Anti-Poverty Programs
Discussion Leader: Leticia Miranda, Associate Director, Employment and Economic Policy Project, NCLR
Featured Presenter: Arloc Sherman, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

The Impact of Foreclosures on Children
Discussion Leader: Janis Bowdler, Deputy Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR
Featured Presenters: Dr. Roberto Quercia, Director, Center for Community Capital; Andy Smith, Research Assistant, Center for Community Capital
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Luncheon
Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund

Dr. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University; Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
2:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m. Opportunities and Threats to our Children’s Future: Education and Juvenile Justice
  Panel Presentation on Education and Juvenile Justice

Moderator: Dr. Juan Sánchez, El Presidente/CEO, Southwest Key Programs, Inc.; NCLR Board of Directors

Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President, The White House Domestic Policy Council

Dr. Francisco Villarruel, Professor of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University

Beatrice Garza, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transition to Breakout Sessions
(Coffee and tea will be available in each room.)
3:30 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. “Meeting of Minds” Breakout Sessions

Responding to the Needs of Diverse Young Learners

Discussion Leader:  Liany Elba Arroyo, Associate Director, Education and Children's Policy Project, NCLR
Featured Presenters: Erika Beltran, Policy Analyst, Education and Children's Policy Project, NCLR, Davida McDonald, Director of State Policy, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Improving the Odds for Immigrant Students
Discussion Leader: Raul Gonzalez, Director, Legislative Affairs, NCLR
Featured Presenters:  Maria Tukeva, Principal, Bell Multicultural High School, Josef Lukan, Policy Analyst, Education and Children’s Policy Project, NCLR

Disproportionate Minority Contact and Latinos in the Juvenile Justice System
Discussion Leader:  Maricela Garcia, Director, Capacity-Building, NCLR
Featured Presenter:  Dr. Juan Sánchez, El Presidente/CEO, Southwest Key Programs, Inc.

The Impact of Our Broken Immigration System on Latino Families and Children
Discussion Leader: Clarissa Martinez De Castro, Director, Immigration and National Campaigns, NCLR
Featured Presenters:  Laura Vasquez, Legislative Analyst, Immigration Policy Project, NCLR; Rosa Maria Castañeda, Research Associate, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing
  Presentation by Area Youth

Wrap-up
Eric Rodriguez, Vice President Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation, NCLR
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception

Rick Nahmias, Photographer, The Migrant Project


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