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White House to Host Hispanic Community Action Summit at UCR on Saturday

More than a dozen Administration officials from a wide-range of policy areas with Hispanic leaders, small business owners and local officials to discuss issues critical to the Hispanic community.

(November 4, 2011)

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- The White House will host a Hispanic Community Action Summit at the Highlander Union Building on the campus of University of California, Riverside on Saturday, November 5th.

The summit is designed to connect more than a dozen Administration officials from a wide-range of policy areas with Hispanic leaders, small business owners and local officials to discuss issues critical to the Hispanic community, including how the American Jobs Act can strengthen the economy and keep hundreds of thousands of firefighters on the job, police officers on the streets and teachers in the classroom in the Inland Empire and the nation.

The gathering follows a series of similar regional meetings held over the past several months in numerous cities across the country and a national Hispanic conference held at the White House in July, providing an opportunity for participants to discuss important issues with White House and Cabinet agency officials. Discussions will cover a wide-range of topics from jobs and the economy to education and health care, to fixing the broken immigration system so that it meets our nation’s 21st century economic and security needs.

To date, the regional summits have taken place in Denver, Colorado; Las Cruces, New Mexico; New York City; Las Vegas, Nevada and Orlando, Florida, with several more planned for the coming weeks and months. The conference in the Inland Empire will begin with a plenary session followed by dynamic breakout sessions and an innovative open space dialogue where summit participants will work together to define the agenda and shape the format.

Members of the public must register in advance to participate in the summit at http://bit.ly/qdjx69. A recent report on the President’s agenda and the Hispanic community is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/hispanic.

WHAT: White House Hispanic Community Action Summit
WHERE: Highlander Union Building, University of California, Riverside 900 University Avenue, Riverside, Calif.
WHEN: Saturday, November 5th, 9 a.m. -5:30 p.m. PT
RSVP: Space is limited.

Media representatives who wish to cover the summit must pre-credential by e-mailing their name, title, organization and contact information to Toby Chaudhuri at toby.chaudhuri@ed.gov by Friday, November 4th at 5 p.m. PT.

WHITE HOUSE HISPANIC ACTION SUMMIT
RIVERSIDE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
9 a.m. PT Obama Administration officials deliver opening remarks and present an overview of the White House Community Action Summit.
9:30 a.m. PT Opening plenary followed by a series of policy conversations
• Jobs and Economic Recovery
• Educational Excellence
• The Affordable Care Act and Healthy Families
• Fixing America’s Broken Immigration System
10:30 a.m. PT Open Space Dialogue: Administration officials and summit participants create agenda and plan of action.
5 p.m. PT Closing session

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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