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2019 UnidosUS National Latino Family Expo® Officially Kicks Off with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Expo Mascots including the Angry Birds, the Geico Gecko, and Dora the Explorer will welcome families from the San Diego community

August 2, 2019

SAN DIEGO—On Saturday, August 3, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía alongside community leaders, Affiliates and popular costumed characters including the Angry Birds, the Geico Gecko, and Dora the Explorer, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the 2019 National Latino Family Expo® . The Expo is a unique and engaging annual family-friendly event focused on providing access to necessary resources and services including free health screenings, live entertainment and giveaways. The event runs concurrently with the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference; UPS is the title sponsor of the National Latino Family Expo®.

This year’s Expo will feature five themed pavilions with more than 150 exhibitors offering a host of resources and health services to families from the San Diego community. Expo attendees will have access to free dental and eye exams, glaucoma screenings and school vaccinations all provided in a family-friendly setting with culturally competent providers. Attendees will also have an opportunity to get a head start on back-to-school shopping through our backpack giveaway; enjoy live performances from artists like Las Cafeteras and Mariachi Las Alteñas; and enjoy a special appearance by the Angry Birds who will partake in an exciting round of giveaways for Expo participants.

The San Diego Convention Center will play host to this year’s Expo which will run August 3-4, and is free and open to the public


WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 2019 UnidosUS National Latino Family Expo
WHO: Janet Murguía, UnidosUS President and CEO
Angry Birds, the Geico Gecko, and Dora the Explorer
Community leaders and UnidosUS Affiliates 
WHEN:Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 
Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. 
2019 National Latino Family Expo 
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C, Ground Level
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101


This year’s Expo will feature a special appearance by the Angry Birds who will be available for photos and more on Saturday, August 5 from 2-5 p.m. PT in the National Latino Family Expo Hall. For more information, please contact Gabriela Gomez at

Follow the conversation about the 2019 Annual Conference on Twitter at #UnidosUS19.

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.