Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, UnidosUS and SERJobs to Discuss the Economic Impact of the Great Recession on Latinos

10 Years of Economic Loss and Recovery

Houston, TX—On Monday, April 15, UnidosUS’s (formerly NCLR) policy experts alongside Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX 29th District) and Sheroo Mukhtiar, CEO of SERJobs, will host a public forum to listen to local Latinos’ financial experiences since the onset of the Great Recession. The event will include the release of UnidosUS’s new report, “Latinos and the Great Recession: 10 Years of Economic Loss and Recovery.”

The Great Recession negatively impacted many communities across the country, in particular Latinos, who experienced disproportionate and devastating economic losses. The report will highlight key findings on how Latinos are faring in terms of recovery 10 years later in the areas of homeownership, employment and wealth and poverty levels. In addition, findings of the report will highlight barriers to wealth-building and economic security that continue to persist.

The event will provide an in-depth look at the report as well as an opportunity to hear from policymakers, economic experts and local community members. The forum will then be followed by a Q&A session from the public and media.

Interested media should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at [email protected] or (202) 776-1732.


WHAT:  A public forum to listen to local Latinos on their financial experience since the Great Recession and challenges they need to overcome
WHEN:  Monday, April 15, 2019    11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:   SERJobs   1710 Telephone Road   Houston, Texas 77023

(Onsite parking available)

WHO:  Moderator: Claudia Ramos, Noticias Univision 45

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX 29th District)

Sheroo Mukhtiar, Executive Director and CEO, SERJobs

Jennifer Brown, Esq., Associate Director, Economic Policy, UnidosUS

Stephanie Román, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS