Dear Friends of LULAC,
I invite you to join LULAC in San Antonio, Texas for the 88th National Convention and Exposition. As members of the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, we gather every year to address the critical issues facing our community and country. The National Convention and Exposition will take place from July 4 through July 8, 2017 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Each year the annual convention draws over 15,000 participants from across the country and includes leaders from business, labor and the community. Participants also include Members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, local elected offi cials, and academic experts.
During the convention, seminars and workshops will feature expert panelists to discuss immigration reform, education, health care and civil rights. The LULAC Convention will also host the Federal Training Institute—an intensive and structured career development program and leadership training geared for government employees and those interested in pursuing a career in the Federal Government. Separate tracks for the youth and young adults will provide our emerging leaders with workshops on community service, leadership development, career opportunities and advocacy training.
Also, critical LULAC organizational business will take place at the convention. LULAC delegates will elect the organization’s national leadership and establish LULAC’s policy priorities.
The 2017 LULAC Expo will feature 300 corporate partners, government agencies, colleges and universities, labor unions, armed forces, and non-profi t organizations displaying their products and services. The Expo will also feature a LULAC Career Fair where companies will be providing information regarding employment opportunities.
Finally, families will not want to miss the excellent free entertainment provided at the LULAC stage, and free screenings at the health fair
San Antonio, Texas has over 800,000 Hispanics accounting for more than 60% of the city’s population. Thus it should come as no surprise that San Antonio has a rich Hispanic culture which will help make this year’s convention very special. Please join us at the 2017 LULAC National Convention and Exposition as we celebrate 88 years of service to the Hispanic community.
Roger C. Rocha, Jr.
LULAC National President