Highlights from Day One of the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference

Thousands of people have descended on Kansas City this weekend for the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference. The yearly gathering of Latinos is the largest of its kind and we are happy to be in the heart of the midwest, the hometown of our President and CEO, Janet Murguía. We’ve put together highlights of the first day

This year’s conference started with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the National Latino Family Expo.

Over at Advocacy Central in the Expo Hall, attendees showed their pride in voting and why they do so.

A little after noon, the Affiliate Luncheon got underway. We were joined by some remarkable speakers, including Gov. Jay Nixon, and our keynote speaker, Risa Lavizzo-Mourrey, president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


After the Affiliate Luncheon, it was time for the first of several planned town halls. Today’s Education Town Hall was moderated by NBC News correspondent Miguel Almaguer. The town hall also featured Fernando Rojas, who was recently accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

The Education Town Hall marked the last event of the conference for the day. Attendees were invited to the President’s Reception and a night of comedy featuring popular comedian Cristina Alonzo.

And, that was a wrap for day one. Look for more highlights from day two tomorrow evening! And, keep following #NCLR15 on Twitter for the latest updates from NCLR and our attendees!

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