Latino Town Hall 2014 Recap


Date:  Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time:  7:30 am to 12:00 pm

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



  • 7:30-8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 Welcome & Plenary Session

Dr. Lisa Ramirez

Guest speaker:  Dr. Lisa Ruiz Ramirez, Director of the Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Migrant Education, educator, principal, and author.

Recently featured on American Graduate Stories of Champions


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

    1. Health & Wellness – Breast Cancer Awareness-English
    2. Public Safety-Mesa Police Department – Spanish, “Unidos con la Comunidad” Participe con el Departamento de Policía de Mesa con el Director Asistente John Meza y su personal presenta una variedad de temas que influyen nuestras comunidades. El departamento de policía valora su relación con la comunidad latina y está dispuesto a compartir los métodos que se utilizan para enfocarse en la diversidad con el reclutamiento y empleo.  Además, aprender sobre cómo usted puede involucrarse con una variedad de servicios disponibles y los programas aplicados dentro del departamento para ayudar a su comunidad.
    3. Candidate Foruminvitees will be updated as RSVPs are received
      • Scott Pryor, candidate for AZ Senate
      • Dale Eames, Independent Candidate for AZ State Senate LD26
      • Justin Olson, State Representative, LD 25
      • Janie Hynrick, State Senator District 18
      • Steven Zachary, State Senator District 25
      • Juan Jose Mendez, State Representative District 26
      • James Roy, State Representative District 26

4. MPS Educator Workshop –  Mesa Public School educators and administrators are invited to join in this workshop focusing on effective Latino outreach strategies and Latino student success.  Workshop will be led by Dr. Mike Cowan, MPS Superintendent.

5. MCC Educator Workshop – Mesa Community College educators, administrators and staff are invited to join in this conversation about effective Latino outreach strategies and Latino student success.  Workshop will be led by Dr. Shouan Pan, MCC President.

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

    1. Health & Wellness – Cáncer de Seno-Spanish
    2. Public Safety-Mesa Police Department – English, “United with the Community” Join the Mesa Police Department as Assistant Chief Meza and his staff present a variety of topics influencing our surrounding communities.  The police department values its relationship with the Latino community and is eager to share the methods being used to focus on diversity with recruitment and hiring.  Additionally, learn about how you can become involved with a variety of services available and implemented programs within the department to help your community.
    3. Education Candidate Forum – Panel of candidates running for local educational elected officesInvitees will be updated as RSVPs are received

4. Dr. Lisa Ramirez -Bilingual Discussion on her book “Dulcified” 

BookEnglish BookSpanish