The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, is thrilled to present the 2009 NCLR Annual Conference on July 25–28 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois. These four powerful days will revolve around our theme “A New Era of Responsibility: Community, Unity, Purpose.”
In addition to nearly 60 workshops, the NCLR Annual Conference also offers three dynamic town halls with lively discussions centered on the most important issues affecting the Latino community today.
One of these town halls, “Putting Our Communities on the Map: The Economic Road to Recovery,” will explore the current financial situation that many families are facing. As America continues to struggle through the worst recession since the Great Depression, the plans Congress and President Obama have set forth to tackle the housing crisis, the credit crunch, and rising unemployment are being put to the test. This town hall brings together the nation’s foremost civil rights leaders and political figures to discuss real solutions to the greatest economic challenges of our time.
We hope you will join the discussion! In addition to the Economic town hall, NCLR will also host town halls on Latinos and Philanthropy and Health Care Reform. The NCLR Annual Conference also welcomes nationally renowned speakers at our meal events and exciting networking receptions in the evening.
Illinois residents receive a discounted rate of $335 per registration, which is almost half off the regular rate. Just enter “Chicago2009” as the promotional code when you register online at www.nclr.org/conference. This is a limited-time offer, so register now. We’ll see you in July!