2016 NCLR Annual Conference: Day Three Recap


The third and final day of the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference started bright and early with a breakfast that featured actor and activist Wilson Cruz followed by a lively discussion with three Latina immigrants. They shared their inspiring immigration stories and encouraged our community to vote.

Today also marked the last day of the National Latino Family Expo, but we were still registering voters right up to the end.

After a series of more workshops, it was time for lunch. Today’s luncheon featured Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell who stressed the importance of being vigilant about the Zika virus as well as the virtues of the Affordable Care Act.

We also gave our Affiliate Award for Advocacy.

After lunch, it was time for the main event: the Annual President’s Message.

The final event of the day was our annual Health Town Hall. This year, Maria Celeste Arraras emceed the event, but she was first introduced by our Vice President of the Institute of Hispanic Health, Rita Carreon.

Our featured speaker was U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, M.D., MBA

Before the Surgeon General was brought on stage, Arraras moderated a panel discussion.

After the panel, it was time for the featured speaker, Surgeon General Murthy.

The conclusion of the Town Hall also concluded the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference.

We hope you enjoyed all the action from this year’s meeting. Please continue the conversation on how we can advance the Latino community. And, remember to register to vote and go to the polls in November!

We’ll see you next year in Phoenix!

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