LULAC Institute Concludes A Successful 2021 Virtual Summit
Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization’s Three-day Annual Virtual Summit with Participants from Around the Country
Washington, DC - Today, LULAC Institute concluded another successful virtual summit, connecting Latino advocates and LULAC councils with national leaders in government, academia, business and civil rights.
“Technology has blessed the LULAC Institute with the opportunity to bring our Annual Virtual Summit to even more Latino advocates and LULAC council members,” said LULAC CEO Sindy Benavides. “We are so grateful to our sponsors who allowed us to host this three-day virtual program, as well as the Institute’s many programs that directly serve the community.
Speakers included Sec. Xavier Becerra, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sec. Carlos del Toro, U.S. Department of the Navy, Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ), Asst. Attorney General Kristen Clarke, Civil Rights Division, Justice Department, Former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP, Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, & Co-Founder of United Farm Workers, Dr. Gabriela D. Lemus, President of Progressive Congress and Board of Directors of Mi Familia Vota, and Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco of University of Massachusetts- Boston, and of course, LULAC CEO Sindy Benavides and Chairman Domingo Garcia. Full details of the agenda can be found here.
LULAC was able to host the 2021 Virtual Summit thanks in part to the generous sponsorship of Patriot-level sponsors Toyota, American Petroleum Institute, Denny's, Genentech, Everytown for Gun Safety, the US Army, Hilton, and Ford Motor Company; Congressional-level sponsors Target, Univision, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, and MGM Resorts; Judicial- level sponsors T-Mobile and Wells Fargo; Senatorial-level sponsors Walmart and PepsiCo; Diamond-level sponsors Bank of America and Charter Communications; and Presenting-level sponsor AT&T.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/