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Both of PERRO’s proposed resolutions at the 2012 National Latino Congreso pass with unanimous consent…

The 7th Annual National Latino Congreso, the first to be held outside the Southwestern United States, concluded Saturday afternoon at the Arturo Velazquez Institute. Over the three days of the convening, hundreds of Latino leaders and community members agreed to a collective advocacy agenda ahead of November elections. Dozens of groups representing the Latino Community nationally participated including the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities (NALACC), the William C. Velazquez Institute (WCVI), the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP), the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Latino Policy Forum, and The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). Continue reading Both of PERRO’s proposed resolutions at the 2012 National Latino Congreso pass with unanimous consent…

Join PERRO at the National Latino Congreso…

http://www.latinocongreso.org/

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
Speakers:
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
Organizations: UFCW, LVEJO, UFCW, PERRO, SETF
Speakers:
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. Continue reading Join PERRO at the National Latino Congreso…