ADL Participates at National Hispanic Conferences
Posted: August 5, 2010
The Anti-Defamation League had a strong presence at two major national Hispanic conferences in July 2010.
ADL participated in the 2010 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX and in the 2010 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Annual Convention, in Albuquerque, NM. The two events provided opportunities for strengthening the existing partnerships between the League and these two major National Hispanic organizations and developing new relations with local Latino leaders around the country.
At the NCLR conference, ADL offered a standing-room only workshop on hate crimes and how Hispanics can protect themselves against them. The League also encouraged Jewish-Latino dialogue at the dinner ADL has been hosting for the past five years within the framework of this conference.
ADL Southwest Region board members and professionals attended the reception together with representatives from ADL’s National Office. Among the Hispanic leaders who participated in the dinner were San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, former San Antonio Mayor and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, Raul Yzaguirre, NCLR’s founder, and numerous board members and senior executives of NCLR. Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss was also at the dinner.
ADL had a strong representation at the National LULAC annual convention, which was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ADL's officials participated in a standing room only panel to discuss hate crimes and the Latino Community. At the convention, ADL had a booth featuring ADL’s programs and materials on Education, Civil Rights and Interfaith relations.