Cal State Long Beach Latino Center to Celebrate 10-year Anniversary

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California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training (The CSULB Latino Center) will celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

The celebration, which will also serve as a rededication of the center, will take place at CSULB on Friday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cal State Long Beach is located at 1250 Bellflower Boulevard in Long Beach with easy access from the 405, 605 and 22 freeways. For campus map click here.

The event schedule is:

  • 10 a.m.—David Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in UCLA’s School of Medicine, will give a lecture entitled “Adventures in Research: A Personal Journey Impacting Latinos” in the Beach Auditorium in the University Student Union
  • 11 a.m.—Performance by CSULB Mexica Folklorico group on Friendship Walk outside the Student Services/Public Administration (SSPA) building
  • 11:10 a.m.—Speeches by President Jane Close Conoley and local dignitaries, also on Friendship Walk by the SSPA building
  • 12 p.m.—Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new center in room 024 of the SSPA building
  • 12:05 p.m.—Open House and food reception begins in the center (SSPA room 024) and outside on the SSPA lawn, along with mariachi music

The center was established in 2005 following a congressional award spearheaded by then U.S. Rep. and former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. The CSULB Latino Center began as a collaborative effort between the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest Latino advocacy and civil rights organization in the U.S.—and CSULB’s College of Health and Human Services.

The mission of the CSULB Latino Center is to improve, promote, and advocate for the health, culture, and well-being of diverse Latino communities. Furthermore, The CSULB Latino Center strives to improve educational and social equity among the communities with whom they work and serve.

Since its inception, the CSULB Latino Center has provided direct research mentorship, training and research placement to more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines. In recent years, the center has gained increased recognition outside of the campus for its annual Latino Health Equity Conference, its national evaluation work on NCLR projects, and its community engagement success through Centro Salud es Cultura in downtown Long Beach.

For additional information, contact Mike Uhlenkamp at (562) 985-5109 or Shayne Schroeder at (562) 985-1727 in the CSULB Media Relations Office. They can help put you in touch with the event coordinator as well as other key individuals.

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