Sessions are free and open to all but registration is required to participate.
SESSION INFO / AGENDA
9:00 - 9:15 am PST
HOPE WELCOME & SPECIAL REMARKS
The Honorable Lena Gonzalez, Senate District 33, HLI ’13
The Honorable Mary Zendejas, Long Beach City Councilmember, District 1
9:15 - 9:50 am PST
SESSION 1: EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE LATINX COMMUNITY AND THE ECONOMY
This session will give you a quick overview of HOPE’s latest Economic Status of Latinas Report and what the data says
about how Latinas are faring in the face of the economic downturn caused by Covid-19. We’ll also get an update on the COVID-19 economy from and paths to move forward and recover from an expert economist.
Elsa Macias, Researcher, HLI ‘01
Nancy Wamai, Senior Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo
9:50 - 10:50 am PST
SESSION 2: “LEADING DURING A PANDEMIC: SERVING ON BOARDS & COMMISSIONS”
Energy issues are significant to California, yet less than 3% of various energy board positions are held by Latinas. In this session you will hear from appointing authorities about the oversight responsibilities and decision-making power you hold by serving on energy boards, commissions and/or committees. Learn about your options for serving to make a difference in your community. Hear about alternatives for influencing decision-makers in your diverse community and the steps that you can take to advocate for policy changes, budgets, or resolutions.
Arcelia Arce, Senior Advisor, Southern California Edison, HLI ‘08
Sharon Weissman, Long Beach Harbor Commissioner
Lauren Vargas, Director of Innovation, City of Long Beach
Abigail Mejia, District Director, Office of Senator Lena Gonzalez (Moderator)
Irma Munoz, Founder and Executive Director, Mujeres de la Tierra
10:50 - 10:55 am PST