2010 CHCI Graduate Fellows Roundtables

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). Each year, CHCI's graduate level Fellows organize and moderate roundtables on insightful and timely policy issues affecting Latinos and the nation.
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 Roundtables: Housing, HVC-215 A, Law, HVC-215 B
11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Concurrent Roundtables: Health, HVC-215 A, STEM, HVC-215 B 

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Which summit do you plan to attend from 9:30-10:45am? Please Choose One. 
 Housing Summit
 Law Summit
Which summit do you plan to attend from 11:00am-12:15pm? Please Choose One. 
 Health Summit
 STEM Summit
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8:30am-9:30am Opening Breakfast HVC-215 A
Welcome Remarks: Esther Aguilera, President & CEO, CHCI
Opening Remarks: Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez
Special Presentation: 2010 Spring Internship Graduation Ceremony
Roundtables Sponsor Remarks: Bank of America representative

9:30am-10:45am - Concurrent Roundtables:
Housing: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Housing Opportunities for Latino Communities, HVC-215 A 
Moderator: Ulises Gonzalez, CHCI/National Association of Realtors Graduate Housing Fellow
Remarks: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (confirmed)
CHCI Graduate Housing Fellowship Sponsor Remarks: National Association of Realtors
Xavier Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget 
Manny Hidalgo, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Corporation
Shelly Poticha, Director of Sustainable Housing and Communities, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Alazne (Ali) Solis, Senior VP, Public Policy and Corp. Affairs Senior Executive, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Law: Voter Identification Laws: The Impact on Latinos, HVC-215 B
Moderator: Maria Mendoza, CHCI Graduate Law Fellow
Opening Remarks: Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (confirmed)
Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, CATO Institute
Gloria Montano Greene , Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials
Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director, Voto Latino, (invited)
Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, (invited)

11:00am-12:15pm - Concurrent Roundtables:
Health: Cervical Cancer and Latinas: A Preventable Disease, HVC-215 A
Moderator: Rebecca Medina, CHCI/Davita Graduate Health Fellow
Opening Remarks: Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard (confirmed)
CHCI Graduate Health Fellowship Sponsor Remarks: Davita
Tamika L. Felder, Founder & CEO, Tamika and Friends, Inc.
Miryam C. Gerdine, MPH, Data Analyst, Office of Minority Health, Div. of Policy and Data at U.S. Dept. of HHS
Maria Lemus, Executive Director, Vision y Compromiso
Mona Shah, Senior Policy Analyst, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Latina cervical cancer survivor (invited)

STEM: The Intersection of STEM Education and the Green Economy: Incorporating the Latino Community, HVC-215 B 
Moderators: Sandra Alcalá-Barraza and Jorge Madrid, CHCI/Motorola Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows
CHCI Graduate STEM FellowshipSponsor Remarks: Motorola Foundation
Congressman Ben R. Luján (confirmed)
Marcus Castain, CEO, Infrastructure Academy
Alex Martinez, Systems Engineer Staffer, Lockheed Martin (invited)
Alex Ramirez, Executive Director for Information Technology Systems, HACU (invited)