Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month

Date:               October 10, 2013

Location:         UK Cooperative Extension Office

                        1117 Frankfort Road

                        Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065 

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


The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) is hosting its eighth annual Kentucky Hispanic, Immigrant, and Refugee Networking Summit on October 10, 2013.  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.  


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 30 Latino and immigrant centers and 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 reach out to the immigrant and refugee populations 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 in the past eleven 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).


We look forward to hearing from you. 



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