Latino Voices Invited to be Heard on Future of the City
Latino voices are invited to be heard at an important lecture and panel discussion called Latino Urbanism: Defining a Model for Economic and Cultural Development. Centro CHA, Mayor Robert Garcia and First District Councilperson Lena Gonzalez are sponsoring the event on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:30-7:00pm. The Museum of Latin American Art The Museum will be the venue for the event. It is located at 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802. Mayor Garcia will provide opening remarks and Antonio Ruiz, Publisher, PalacioMagazine.com, will moderate the event.
The lecture and panel organizers believe that it is critical Long Beach Latino community voices be heard in setting the economic and community development agenda that will impact its future. According to Centro CHA, this event is an opportunity to address the economic development needs of this critical population and it reflect the community’s needs and its cultural identity.
Latino Voices and the Future of Long Beach
PalacioMagazine.com interviewed Jessica Quinatana, Executive Director of Centro CHA, about her vision for the event and the role of latino voices in the continuing discussion about the future of this city.
The Evening’s Program
Urban planner, community activist and artist James Rojas will deliver the keynote lecture for the evening. Rojas will speak about U.S. Latino cultural influences on urban design and sustainability. Mr. Rojas has written and lectured extensively on how culture and immigration are transforming the American front yard and landscape. He is the founder of the Latino Urban Forum, an advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness around planning and design issues facing low-income Latinos.
The event will begin at 4:30 pm with registration and networking. At 5:00 pm, the program will begin promptly with introductions and opening remarks. Mr. Rojas will then deliver his lecture beginning at 5:15 pm. Mr. Rojas will be followed by a panel discussion that includes community stakeholders, developers, banking and Arts representatives.
The Engagement of Latino Voices
Long Beach is experiencing a major and expansive development and redevelopment that is transforming the city. The event will provide an opportunity for latino voices to be heard on a subject that will directly impact their lives. Attendees can expect to be engaged in a discussion that ranges from affordable housing to small businesses to economic and community development.
For more information, call (562) 612-4157 or RSVP at https://latino-urbanisn-economic-cultural-development.eventbrite.com.