2014 Regional Summit
Registration is open for the 2014 IHN Western Regional Summit held on August 22, 2014 in San Jose, CA. This year’s theme: The Awakening of the Latino/Hispanic Population in the United States: Preparing for the Future gives Hispanic/Latino government professionals an insight into managing the future needs of the workforce and communities they serve.
The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Aida Hurtado is a Luis Leal Endowed Professor and current faculty member of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the UC Santa Barbara. She is a past chair of the National Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies. Dr. Hurtado’s keynote challenges government professionals to think: “Who will inhabit cities in the next 20 years? Who will city governments be accountable to and what services will be necessary to plan thriving cities.
Dr. Hurtado’s expertise on intersectionality is a new concept developed in the social sciences, humanities, and law fields. It is being cognizant of the intersections ethnicity, race, class, gender, and sexuality and understanding the changing demographics first hitting California and Texas and soon after the rest of the country. Through interactive maps, research on changing consumption patterns, and voting projections, this talk will introduce the concept of intersectionality to help government leaders think creatively about the future of cities.”
The summit agenda is interactive and filled with practical educational sessions.
Hotels are available in the downtown San Jose, CA vicinity. Closest hotels to venue are the Fairmont Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton, San Jose.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the IHN Annual Dinner held during the ICMA Annual Conference, in Charlotte, NC. The dinner is co-hosted by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). The special guest will be Carlos Tortolero, President and CEO of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL.
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