Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro on Monday, Feb. 10, will join Fox News political analyst Juan Williams and other distinguished participants at the Latino Leadership Conference of Montgomery County. The event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be hosted by Montgomery County Media (MCM) and held in its studios in Rockville.
The event—which was originally scheduled for December, but was postponed by bad weather—will feature a diverse list of speakers who will discuss the significant impact of the shifting demographics resulting from the rapid growth of the Latino community. Councilmember Navarro and Mr. Williams will appear on a panel on “Civic Engagement and the Latino Community” from 11-11:45 a.m. The panel will be moderated by Nicole Quiroga, general manager of Telemundo WZDC. Others on that panel will include Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez and Alma Morales Riojas, president and CEO of MANA which states its mission as working to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service and advocacy.
The conference will be held in MCM "Studio A" at 7548 Standish Place in Rockville. The conference can be viewed as it is live streamed at www.mymcmedia.org/latino. That link is available for use on mobile devices, computers, laptops, tablets, Android, iOS and Apple devices.
“The 2010 Census results show the Latino community grew by 106 percent in Maryland, with more than half the growth in Montgomery County,” said Councilmember Navarro, who just completed a one-year term as the Council’s first Latina president. “This event will explore a variety of issues of importance to the Latino Community. I am excited to share some of the efforts that I have worked on in order to promote the active participation of the Latino and immigrant communities.”
Other panels at the conference will include:
Who Is Latino and What Is Latino Identity? (10-10:45 a.m.)
Business and Economic Empowerment (1:45-2:30 p.m.)
Education and Impact on Our Future (2:45-3:30 p.m.)
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