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“NCLR is a tremendous civil rights and advocacy organization that does great things across the country,” said Mayor Sly James. “I’m thrilled to welcome the group back to Kansas City, Missouri and look forward to a long-standing relationship with NCLR leadership, Affiliates, and supporters. The fact that NCLR is headed back to Kansas City shows that we are a diverse, inclusive community that values people of all backgrounds.”The event is expected to draw tens of thousands members of "the race" to Kansas City. According to Janet Murguía, Kansas City native and president of La Raza, “There’s going to be something for everybody.”
With events like the following, it's tough to argue with those sentiments:
- Latina Wisdom at Work: Stepping into Our Power as Leaders
Attendees will not only be provided with ample studies to fuel their claims of racism, but they will come away feeling "empowered to step more fully into your leadership potential with greater awareness of your cultural strengths."
- Is Washington Delivering on Latino Priorities this Election Year?
Here attendees will "Learn about health, economic mobility, education, and immigration policy issues" and La Raza's public policy priorities.
- Unbanked by Choice? New Findings on Hispanic Money Matters
Curious how American banks are catering to America's growing illegal immigrant population? Have no fear, here one can expect to learn about "New research from NCLR shows the range of financial needs and solutions within the Latino community... we will share the results of a survey on financial access which NCLR conducted in California, paying particular attention to the needs of immigrants"
- Your Time Is Now: Keys to Latino Leadership Success
And what more to we need to say about this wonderful workshop, "As an emerging majority in the United States, Latinos have an opportunity to take on leadership roles in their communities."