18
June
2015
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07:04 PM
America/Chicago

Houston Hispanic Leadership Initiative Invites Community to Post-Legislative Symposium

HHLI LogoThe Houston Hispanic Leadership initiative (HHLI) invites UHD students, faculty and staff as well as local community members to its inaugural symposium.

Friday, June 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in UHD's Shea Street Building, Room B113.

HHLI was established to prepare members of the Hispanic community to be leaders by developing 21st-century skills and engaging with the community. HHLI plans to live out this mission by hosting an annual State of the Community conference, promoting the development of educational courses supporting a Hispanic studies major, and hosting a Hispanic Leadership Institute.

During the event, a panel of legislators and leaders in education will discuss recently passed legislation on public and higher education. Confirmed panelists include Senator Sylvia Garcia, Texas Representative Ana Hernandez, UHD President Bill Flores, Fort Bend ISD Assistant Superintendent Xochitl Rodriguez, and Juliet Stipeche, Associate Director for the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants should register online to ensure seating.