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EVENT REGISTRATION

Sessions are free and open to all but registration is required to participate.

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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.  

Opening Remarks:

Arcelia Arce, Senior Advisor, Southern California Edison, HLI ‘08

Panel:

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)

Closing Remarks:

Irma Munoz, Founder and Executive Director, Mujeres de la Tierra

10:50 - 10:55 am PST 

 CLOSING

OUR SPONSORS

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Community Partners

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Questions?
Please contact events@latinas.org.

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