Two Hundred Prominent Leaders will meet in Los Angeles, August 16, for...

Two Hundred Prominent Leaders will meet in Los Angeles, August 16, for a Summit to Identify Actionable Ways to Increase Access to Opportunity for Latino Americans



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WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Dedicated to nonpartisan dialogue about the widening opportunity gap in the United States, more than 200 of the most important policy makers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and practitioners will converge on the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles for “America’s Future Summit: Reimagining Opportunity in a Changing Nation,” hosted by The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program.

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At a time when race relations, discrimination, and the economic wellbeing of diverse populations is top of mind for the nation’s political, business and other influential leaders, The Aspen Institute will host a summit for a day of ideas, problem solving, and values-based exchange in a unique format combining panels, conversations and storytelling. By highlighting the newest research, best practices, and emerging innovations in the fight against poverty, the summit will be a call to action in the run-up to the 2016 Elections.

Discussants include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Monica Lozano, Chair, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program, and one of the most respected Hispanic business leaders in the country; Julie Chavez Rodriguez, White House Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Public Engagement Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and president of PolicyLink, and Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com.

Press and cameras are welcome at the event and a Q&A will follow. Join the conversation live via Twitter at @AspenLatinos and @AspenInstitute, and with #FutureOfLatinos.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 9 AM4:45 PM

WHERE: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Aspen Institute founded the Latinos and Society Program in 2015 to foster learning about American Latinos and elevate their role in solving the country’s most critical issues. This policy program convenes thought leaders and voices of all backgrounds and subject matter expertise to promote understanding of how both the success of this nation – and the Latino community – are deeply intertwined. The program is developing a pipeline of Latino leaders and connecting them to Institute programs and networks to foster collaboration and help set policy changes into motion. Its vision is to develop a more informed citizenry, and promote the engagement of all people in securing a prosperous and inclusive future for America. To learn more about the program, follow @AspenLatinos, or visit http://aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/latinos-society

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Two Hundred Prominent Leaders will meet in Los Angeles, August 16, for a Summit to Identify Actionable Ways to Increase Access to Opportunity for Latino Americans