CLF Public Policy Summit Agenda
January 10, 2015
Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Campus, Denver

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8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Welcome and Introduction of Board Candidates – Julie Gonzales, Chair, CLF Board of Directors and Gia Irlando, Vice-Chair, CLF Board of Directors

9:45-11:15 – Breakout I

Education: Room 320 – Creating New Models for Latino Education

Issue Experts:
Moderator: Lisa Calderón, Co-Chair, CLF Denver Chapter, State Board Secretary
Nita Gonzales, President/CEO of Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios,
Ramon Del Castillo, Professor and Chair, MSU Chicana/o Studies Department
Dr. Luis Torres, Deputy Provost for Academic and Student Affairs, MSU
Kathleen Gebhardt, Attorney and Executive Director of Children’s Voices
Arturo Jimenez, School Board Member, Denver Public Schools
Jorge Garcia, Director, Bueno Policy Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education
Irene Griego, Vice Chair, Board of Regents, University of Colorado
Michael Carrigan, Board of Regents, University of Colorado
Andrea Duran Carpenter, DPS K-12 Guest Teacher, CLF Jeffco Chapter

Health and Human Services: Room 444 – Strategies and Methodologies for Supporting and Delivering Culturally Responsive Services

Issue Experts:
Moderator: Rudy Gonzales, Co-Chair, CLF Denver Chapter, State Board Member
Marguerite Salazar – Insurance Commissioner, State of Colorado
Olga Garcia, Community Affairs Manager, Office of Government Relations at Denver Health
Jim Garcia, Executive Director, Clínica Tepeyac (invited)
Dr. Dellena Aguilar, Manager of Mental Health Services, Servicios De La Raza
Kim Gillan, Regional Director, Region VIII, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs U.S Department of Health and Human Services
Cristina Aguilar, Executive Director COLOR Latina (invited)
Dr. Virgilio Licona, Executive Director, Clinica Salud (invited)

11:30-1:00pm Lunch and Immigration Plenary: Room 320 – The State of Immigration

Issue Experts:
Moderator: Alexis Menocal Harrigan, Policy Chair, CLF State Board
Joe Garcia, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Jorge Loweree, Senior Counsel, Office of Congressman Jared Polis
Denise Maes, Public Policy Director, ACLU of Colorado
Julie Gonzales, State Board Chair, Colorado Latino Forum

1:00-2:30pm Breakout Session II

Environment: Room 444 – In Our Ancestors Footsteps: Intergenerational Approaches to Latino Environmentalism

Issue Experts:
Moderator: Dulce Saenz, Treasurer, Colorado Latino Forum
Public Lands- Rod Torrez, Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting and Outdoors (HECHO)
Energy and Climate- Kendra Sandoval, Sandoval & Sandoval
Water- Student Activists from Escuela Tlatelolco, Nuestro Rio

Criminal Justice: Room 320 – Justice for All: Creating a More Transparent, Accountable and Humane System of Justice

Issue Experts:
Moderator: Lisa Calderón, Co-Chair, CLF Denver Chapter, State Board Secretary
State Representative Joe Salazar, Colorado General Assembly, House District 31
State Representative Jovan Melton, Colorado General Assembly, House District 41 (invited)
Nicholas Mitchell, Independent Monitor, Denver Office of the Independent Monitor
Anna Lopez, Program Grant Manager, Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance

2:40 – 3:00 Closing and Election Results: Room 320

4:00-5:00 Reception with Members of the Colorado Latino Legislative Caucus and Immigration Conversation with Governor John Hickenlooper – Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina, 975 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203

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