Join PERRO at the National Latino Congreso…

The day is almost here. The National Latino Congreso is just a couple days away. PERRO has been honored and excited to be a member of the local host committee of the Congreso. Please support PERRO by joining us at this important, historic event. You need to register NOW! Contact PERRO organizer Jerry Mead-Lucero if you would like to attend the Congreso as a guest of PERRO… (312) 502-7867

PERRO is organizing two workshops at the Congreso…

Friday, May 18, 2012
Morning Sessions – 10:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.

3A.) Environmental Justice: From the Local to the Global
Organizations: PERRO, Oxfam America
Sofia Vergara – Oxfam
Jerry Mead-Lucero – PERRO
Claudia Lucero – Durango Unido
Facilitator: Jerry Mead-Lucero

Will examine environmental justice issues from a transnational perspective with a focus on the relationship between climate change and migration in the Americas.

Friday, May 18, 2012
Afternoon Sessions- 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

9B.) Work and Environmental Justice Struggles in Chicago Communities
Moises Zavala – UFCW
Jerry Mead-Lucero – PERRO
Kim Wasserman-Nieto – LVEJO
Peggy Salazar – SETF
Facilitator: Jerry Mead-Lucero

Will examine recent struggles for worker and environmental justice in Chicago’s Latino communities.

Both workshops will issue resolutions that will be voted on by the Congreso resolutions committee and if excepted will become a policy plank of the Congreso that will be issued to the public and the presidential candidates in this years election.

National Latino Congreso

The Politics and Policy Convention of the Latino Community

May 17-19, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois –

Don’t miss your chance of participating in the
2012 National Latino Congreso

The upcoming National Latino Congreso in Chicago represents the first time the National Latino Congreso will take place outside of the U.S. Southwest region. This year, we will focus on three over-arching themes: Economic Justice, Immigration/Migrant Rights, and Latino Vote/Civic Engagement. Sessions will also discuss a range of related topics such as: Youth, Education, Art, Culture, Environmental Justice, Transnationalism, Gender Equity, and Community Health and Well-being. The national convening organizations will prepare concept papers about the central themes with the purpose of promoting dialogue and developing a set of resolutions for consideration by the Congreso participants. Resolutions may also be presented and discussed in any of the simultaneous workshops/panel sessions.

Please e-mail us at or call us at (877) 683-2908 ext. 7 for more information on the NLC, and sponsorship/volunteer opportunities.

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