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2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series

Join Members of Congress, national leaders, subject matter experts and the 2009-2010 class of CHCI Graduate & Young Professional (GYP) Fellows on April 21, 2010, for in-depth discussions on some critical issues facing the Latino community in the areas of health, housing, law, and science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-215 A&B
8:30 am - 9:30 am: Welcome Breakfast, HVC-215 A
9:30 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Summits: Housing, HVC-215 A, Law, HVC-215 B
11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Concurrent Summits: Health, HVC-215 A, STEM, HVC-215 B

Housing: Latinos, Livable Communities, and Viable Urban Neighborhoods
The livable communities movement that promotes health and healthy lifestyles while fostering economically viable urban regions across the United States is a movement that will affect and benefit the Latino community greatly in this century. As the fastest growing minority segment in the country, Latinos must play an important role in the creation of livable communities for the long-term health and prosperity of the community.

Law: Voter Identification Laws: The Impact on Latinos
Possible proposed changes to the federal voter identification laws could impact voters negatively - especially Latinos, other groups of color, the poor, and the elderly.

Health: Cervical Cancer and Latinas: A Preventable Disease
Latina fatality rates for cervical cancer are nearly 40 percent higher than that of non-Latino women. Increased funding for education prevention programs on cervical cancer need to be increased among Latinas to stem this fatality rate.

STEM: Intersection of STEM Education & the Green Economy:Incorporating the Latino Community
This panel discussion will focus on STEM education and the potential benefits for the Latinos community to be at the forefront of the green economy, which is forecasted to be the engine of future economic growth.