East Carolina University Athletic Complex, Greenville, NC
Friday, June 27, 2008
Click HERE from your address to Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC 27858. Once you arrive at Ficklen Drive, drive past Minges Coliseum on your right, Turn left into the Gold Lot in front of The Murphy Center.
Since the mid-1980s, Latino labor has been a bulwark of North Carolina’s economy.
From construction to agriculture, the immigrant work force has reconfirmed the work ethic of the state.
It is important, particularly in times of economic uncertainty, to recognize the resources of all community members and the strengths possible when people work together toward a common goal. In this way, the first Mexican and Latin American leadership summit in North Carolina will be a forum where we can foster positive, solutions-based and forward-thinking dialog to begin to unify residents in North Carolina communities.
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 – 10:15 Keynote Address — Dr. Rebecca Torres, East Carolina University
10:15 – 10:30 Question and Answer
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Panel discussion: Economic Benefits of Building Latino Leadership and Partnerships
12:00 – 12:15 Question and Answer
12:15 – 1:00 Luncheon Buffet
1:00 – 1:45 Luncheon Presentation: Building Bridges and Crossing Borders: Education Challenges and Opportunities for Latinos in North Carolina — Dr. Margarita Machado, University of Texas
1:45 – 2:00 Question and Answer
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:30 Panel discussion: African Americans and Latinos Uniting For Social Justice in North Carolina
3:30 – 3:45 Question and Answer
3:45 – 4:30 Closing Remarks
4:30 – 6:30 Reception