Latinos Living Healthy: Hispanic Health and Heritage Summit - San Antonio
Sep 22, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Building Healthy and Sustainable Communities
• Saturday, September 22, 2012, 10am - 3pm CST
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is a hub for local arts, culture and activism. As a key locality within the community, the partnership with LULAC provides an exciting platform for the inclusive discussion of health and culture. The participation of key local and national leaders offers an exciting opportunity to dispel the myth that poor health is a result of personal choices. By targeting all generations of the family unit LULAC hopes to create a diverse dialogue around the factors that lead to illness and obesity. Families will gain information about how to advocate for policies that directly affect their ability to purchase healthy foods and be physically active. Families will also learn how to create healthy versions of their favorite foods. Families will gain knowledge that will allow them to link their observances to defined recommendations for action to improve the health of their community.
10am Registration Open
10:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Margaret Moran, LULAC National President
11am Workshop panel begins
Dr. Adela Gonzalez, Executive Director, Center for South Texas Programs and South Texas AHEC, University of Texas
Dr. Roberto Treviño, Executive Director, Social and Health Resource Center
Luz Myriam Neira, Director of Nutrition, Health & Wellness, San Antonio Food Bank
Julia Diana, Manager, San Antonio Bikes, City of San Antonio
12:30pm – 3pm Outdoor activities will include resource tables from local organizations, activities, entertainment and refreshments/lunch.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
1300 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
You may contact Alana Sutherland, LULAC National Health Programs Coordinator, at (202) 833-6130 ext. 117 or ASutherland@LULAC.org if more information is required.