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Tuesday May 31, 2011

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Announces Theme for This Yrs Hispanic Heritage Month

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Announces Theme for This Yrs Hispanic Heritage Month

Photo: Theme for 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month: Keeping the Promise

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced September 11-14 as the dates for its 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Washington, D.C. with the theme “Keeping the Promise: Unity, Strength, Leadership.”  CHCI hosts the nation’s premier events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), which draw more than 3,000 Latino leaders from across the country to its Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and Annual Awards Gala. 

“CHCI has been keeping the promise of the American dream to Latino youth for more than 33 years now,” said Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, CHCI Chair. “This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month theme and events reflect the strength and immense contributions of Latinos to the United States while focusing on the unity and leadership we must continue to develop to ensure the future success of this great nation.  We expect a record turnout this year to hear members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, and other national leaders address the integral role Latinos will play in 21st century America across all sectors of the economy.”

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 - October 15.  For CHCI, it also represents an opportunity to feature its highly competitive and nationally acclaimed Latino youth leadership development programs, including two fellowship programs, a congressional internship program, scholarship awards, and a college readiness program, Ready to Lead (R2L) for high school students.

Key issues on the agenda include: corporate responsibility, education, green economy, health, housing and financial services, immigration reform, international relations, job creation and workforce training, labor, redistricting, and technology and media.