Louisville, KY News: SAVE THE DATE: Kentucky Hispanic, Immigrant & Refugee Networking Summit on October 12, 2012. Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Date:                     October 12, 2012

Location:              Kentucky State University Farm

                                1525 Mills Lane

Frankfort, KY 40601

Time:                     9:00am – 4:00pm                            Registration:        Free

 

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) is hosting its seventh Kentucky Hispanic,  Immigrant & Refugee Networking Summit on October 12, 2012.  Please mark this date with permanent ink on your calendar.  We have had over 150 participants in our previous summits.  We expect a bigger turnout this year.  This time we have a bigger space for large booths. 

 

The purpose of the summit is to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) and we would like to use this opportunity in continuing to foster greater collaboration and communication between federal and state governments and the immigrant community.   

 

Kentucky has more than 25 Latino centers and thirteen immigrant media outlets. This is an opportunity to learn about the needs and potential of the growing immigrant population and to find ways to work with the credible Latino media, Hispanic/Latino Centers and other immigrant centers. 

 

Speakers for this summit will be directors from Kentucky refugee agencies, immigrant non-profit organizations, Latino centers, Hispanic educators and entrepreneurs, and members of the Hispanic media in Kentucky.  They will discuss their experience working with immigrants and Hispanics in their area.  Also we will have speakers from federal, state and local agencies to discuss their initiatives designed to meet the needs of the immigrant population. 

 

This state-wide immigrant networking summit has proven very successful and beneficial to participants.  Many immigrant centers have established solid working relationships with federal and state agencies.  Also, the summits have been an opportunity for leaders from the immigrant community to learn from their counterparts. 

 

If you are interested in reaching out to the immigrant and refugee population across Kentucky, you won’t want to miss this networking summit.  The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is pleased to share its contacts that it has built it up in the past ten years.  Participants are encouraged to exhibit information booths.   

 

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to juan.pena@ky.gov or Juan Pena at 502-595-4024 Ext. 47.    Please send all your contact information (name of organization, address, phone number, email address, website, etc).  

Source: Juan Peña, Field Supervisor

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

332 West Broadway, Suite 700

Louisville, KY 40202

Tel. 502-595-4024 or 800-292-5566 Ext. 47

Email: juan.pena@ky.gov

Web: www.kchr.ky.gov 

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