LULAC Holds 2012 National Women’s Conference in Houston
April 12, 2012
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"Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Present and Envisioning Our Future"
Houston, Texas – On Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 the Women’s Commission of the League of United Latin American Citizens will host its annual National Women’s Conference at the Hilton Post Oak in Houston, Texas. This year’s conference entitled, “Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Present, and Envisioning Our Future,” will focus on bringing awareness around key issues that have the most impact on women’s lives and calling on women from across the country to lead.
“The women’s conference is important to our community because it sheds light on issues that are critical for the success of women with resources and education forums,” stated National LULAC President Margaret Moran. “Now, more than ever, women play an important role in the future of our country yet Latina women are still suffering greater number of disparities than any other sector.”
The conference is bringing a variety of panel experts to lead educational workshops on civic engagement, education, health, human trafficking, and social media. Ivette Mayo, President of Yo Soy Enterprises will motivate attendees, while Justice Eva Guzman of the Texas Supreme Court and political commentator Maria Cardona will key note the luncheon on Saturday. A special performance by Irma Infante, the daughter of Latin legend Pedro Infante is one of the many entertainers featured during the conference. A key workshop entitled, Federal Resources for Women in Business, was also made available to the community. In conjunction with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, the women’s conference will also feature a wellness presentation and exhibit with live entertainment presented by Salsa y Salud and the Houston Dynamo cheerleaders.
“The National Women’s Commission is proud to bring critical workshops in the areas of education, civic engagement, health care, and business so that we can break down the barriers that prevent women from achieving our full potential,” stated National Vice President for Women, Regla Gonzalez. “The mission of the Women’s Conference continues to be focused on bringing resources and information that raise the national consciousness of women everywhere. Now more than ever, women have been under attack and it is only by ensuring the success of every woman regardless of socio economic background or ethnicity that we will succeed.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the largest and oldest volunteer-based civil rights organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.lulac.org.