Latino Town Hall 2017

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Eventbrite - Mesa Latino Town Hall 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Latino Town Hall Awards:  Closed-no longer accepting applications

Registration: Online ticket sales have ended, tickets will be sold on-site the day of the event for $20

Date:  Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time:  7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:  Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Theme:  Rise Above It – Resurgiendo


  • 7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Vendor Expo
  • 8:00 a.m. Welcome & Plenary Session

Guest speaker:  Education = Economic Development

Dennis Hoffman, Professor, Department of Economics, will share information about how education is an economic driver and a critical component to our region’s economic development and sustainability.

Workshop Session I/Taller I     9:30-10:30

Workshop Description Room
Workshop #1 Keynote Follow-up Discussion

All event participants are invited to join us for this town hall panel discussion featuring Mesa Mayor John Giles, Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Michael Cowan and Interim Mesa Community College President Sasan Poureetezadi.  Learn what our community’s largest public institutions are doing in the area of Latino outreach. How are they responding to our community’s changing demographics? What is our community’s call to action around education and economic development?  What questions do you have for Mesa’s leaders?

Piper Theater
 Workshop #2 Public Safety/Seguridad Pública

Están invitados a participar en esta discusión sobre seguridad pública con el Jefe de Policía de Mesa, Ramon Batista y la Jefa del Departamento de Bomberos y Médicos, Mary Cameli.  Este taller se llevará a cabo en Español.

Join Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista and Mesa Fire & Medical Chief Mary Cameli for a discussion on public safety in our community.  This session will have Spanish translation.

Dobson Lecture Hall,  Mesa Contemporary Arts (Purple Wall)-Lower Level

Workshop Session II/Taller II     10:45-11:45

Workshop Description Room
Workshop #1 MPS:  This session, specifically for MPS employees, focuses on our Latino students’ experiences.  What can educators be doing differently to encourage and facilitate the academic success of our Latino students?  Join us for this panel discussion as we hear directly from our students. Piper Theater
Workshop #2

City of Mesa workshop:  Raising Cultural Awareness to Provide Excellent Customer Service

A Latino community panel made up of four Mesa stakeholders (resident, student, business member, clergy/or non-profit) will educate employees on Latino cultural diversity and how to better serve our Mesa customers from their point of view. Discussion will be based on pre-submitted questions or topics of interest, as well as time for in-person question and answer.  Panelists are:  Pastor Luis Amaya,  Iglesia De Jesucristo Elim-Betel,  Angie Amparan, Mesa resident and Block Watch Captain,  Álvaro Pérez González- Student, Benedictine University,  Alma Pesquiera – Owner, Los Picos Parilla Restaurant

Dobson Lecture Hall,  Mesa Contemporary Arts (Purple Wall)-Lower Level
Workshop #3 MCC:  As Mesa Community College works toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution there is a need for continued professional development.  Join Paul Harasha for an interactive session for MCC employees on how the college can best move forward with professional development opportunities that truly help us serve our students and community including potential models for HSI certified. Music Studio, South Studios-level 2
Workshop #4 MCC:  Join us for a session focused on the experiences of our DACA students, what resources are in place to support them and how college educators can encourage students whose future remains unclear.  This session will include participation from Mesa Community College’s MUST club.  Maricopa Undocumented Students Thriving (MUST) was founded by a Dreamer to support other DACA students. Join us for this panel discussion as we hear directly from our students. Drama Studio, South Studios-level 2

You are invited to stay on the campus of the Mesa Arts Center for the Dia de los Muertos Festival, Sat., Oct. 22 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm /Sun., Oct. 23, 2015 – 12:00 Noon- 5:00 pm

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