Centro CHA, Mayor Garcia and Councilperson Gonzalez Host Panel Discussion on Latino Urbanism

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Centro CHA, Mayor Robert Garcia and First District Councilperson Lena Gonzalez are sponsoring an important lecture and panel discussion, Latino Urbanism: Defining a Model for Economic and Cultural Development on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:30-7 PM at the Museum of Latin American Art.

“Long Beach is incredibly diverse, and Latinos play an important role in creating jobs, supporting our local economy, and enriching our community” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “My thanks to Centro CHA for facilitating this conversation.

Urban planner, community activist and artist, James Rojas, will speak about U.S. Latino cultural influences on urban design and sustainability. He’ll be followed by a panel discussion including community and economic development experts. Mayor Garcia will provide opening remarks. Antonio Ruiz, PalacioMagazine.com, will moderate.

According to Jessica Quintana, Executive Director, Centro CHA, “Long Beach is experiencing a major and expansive development and redevelopment that is transforming the city.” She adds, “It is critical the Long Beach Latino community, 44% of the city’s population, play a major role in setting the new development agenda that will impact its future.”

The event will be held at Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802. Parking is available on site.



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