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Hispanic Heritage Month, Furthering Equity & Inclusion: Unidos, Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation
October 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hispanic Heritage Month honors Hispanic/Latino Communities whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic leaders and how their heritage inspired their call to service.
The speakers will discuss how different industries are ensuring equitable participation for the Hispanic community.
Marco A. Davis is President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI provides internship and fellowship programs with an emphasis on leadership development and public policy for outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals, and also convenes Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Gomez is the Executive Director of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) a construction advocacy and membership organization working to ensure the equitable participation of construction industry professionals. Jackie and her team advocate tirelessly for transformative and impactful policy and legislation that breaks down barriers of entry into the construction industry, promote the growth of the organization’s members and provide free small business and workforce development training to diversify the future of the construction industry.
City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado has focused his career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities. As Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, he oversees Chicago’s community college system, serving more than 50,000 students across seven colleges, 75 percent of whom are Black and Latinx students.
Under his leadership, City Colleges of Chicago has seen an increase in student graduation rates to the highest level on record, an unprecedented systems-level partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, and the launch of Fresh Start, a first-ever debt forgiveness program.
Dr. Rios serves as President & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, (NHMA), representing 50,000 Hispanic physicians in the United States. The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics. Dr. Rios also serves as President of NHMA’s National Hispanic Health Foundation to direct educational and research activities.
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