Conference offers Latino networking opportunities

4/1/2014

The 2014 Kansas LULAC State Convention is April 25 and 26 in Liberal. Events begin with a wine-tasting event at 7 p.m. April 25 at Ruffio's Restaurant. Tickets for that are $20. The convention itself, also $20, is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at Seward County Community College.

The 2014 Kansas LULAC State Convention is April 25 and 26 in Liberal. Events begin with a wine-tasting event at 7 p.m. April 25 at Ruffio's Restaurant. Tickets for that are $20. The convention itself, also $20, is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at Seward County Community College.

Register by April 14 at www.kansaslulac.org or www.2014kslulac.eventbright.com.

The goal is to unify and strengthen the communities, LULAC councils, educational and business relationships with Latinos across Kansas. The cultural identity of the growing Hispanic markets in business, leadership, advocacy, education and community will be strengthened, and there will be opportunities to network and build relationships with Hispanic leadership from across the state.

The keynote speaker, made possible by Kansas Humanities Council, is Gene T. Chavez. His speech is titled, "Mexican American Workers Help Build the Kansas Economy." Other speakers include: Darryl Morin, Midwest vice president, LULAC National; Alicia Rodriquez, national chairwoman, American GI Forum; and Jessica Piedra, attorney, Immigration Professionals.

Major supporting organizations for the event include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, and Cox Media. Other sponsors include Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission, National Beef Packing and Ruffino's Restaurant.

For questions, call Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield, state diretor, at (785)-213-5443 or email statedirector@kansaslulac.org.

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