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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the U.S.-Mexico Foundation’s Mexican American Leadership Initiative reception at approximately 5:15 p.m. on May 16, 2011, at the U.S. Department of State.
The Mexican American Leadership Initiative of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation was developed to foster constructive responses and partnerships between the societies of the United States and Mexico. The reception will kick off the first annual conference, “The Challenge of Shared Responsibility,” which will take place on May 17 in Washington, DC.
The First Annual Mexican American Leadership Initiative (MALI) Conference will mark the public launch of this historic initiative, and in doing so will for the first time gather a critical mass of Mexican American leaders from across the country for the purpose of fostering more constructive responses and partnerships between the societies of the U.S. and Mexico.
With important contributions from key Mexican American leaders as well as other prominent officials drawn from government, the NGO community, and business, the Conference will provide up-to-date briefings on developments in Mexico including perspectives on how U.S. diaspora communities can make a difference in relations with their ancestral countries of origin.
In addition, the Conference will promote a spirit of shared responsibility between the U.S. and Mexico in facing the drug-related crisis and will provide a new avenue for action as Mexican American leaders seek to strengthen Mexican communities and support opportunity for their increasingly at-risk youth.