15th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast

SOLD OUT!  Thank you all for your support!

Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker:  Cristóbal Alex, President, Latino Victory Foundation

Location:  Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area, 2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30345, (404) 325-0000.  For map and directions to the hotel, please follow this link.

 

Special remarks provided by:

Luis A. Miranda Jr., Founding Partner of the MirRam Group

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Jennifer Zenteno Pearce, Current member of the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2018 & GALEO Executive Associate

Mistress of Ceremonies: Amanda Ramírez, Univision 34 Atlanta

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LATE REGISTRATION (AFTER May 11, 2018)

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Reservations are still being taken and will be made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations will be held only when payment is processed or received.  Space tends to be limited one week out from the event, so please process as soon as possible to guarantee attendance.  Please see credit card link below.  Registration is still open by credit card only.

  • Current GALEO Members & Nonprofits: $75.00 per person
  • Non-GALEO Members: $150.00 per person (Membership rate begins at $15.00)
  • GIL Participants and Student Rate: $30.00 per person
  • Group Tables – $1,500.00: Corporations or groups may purchase a table for EIGHT people.

Link for credit card payment:  XXX  SOLD OUT XXXX

 

Community Leaders expected to be  in attendance:

Darrick Alvarez, President, OLAS at Georgia Gwinnett College

DIANA BUI, Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Coalition for the People’s Agenda

Stephanie Cho, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta

Margaret Ciccarelli, Director of Legislative Affairs, Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)

Jimiyu Evans, Co-CEO of Project Community Connections, Inc.

Jeff Graham, Executive Director, Georgia Equality

Jessica Nunan, Executive Director of Caminar Latino

Gigi Pedraza, Executive Director, Latino Community Fund

Víctor Peláez Millán, Political and Economic Affairs, Mexican Consulate

Anibal Torres, Executive Director of the Latin American Association

Becky Rafter, Executive Director of Georgia WAND

Meg Robinson, Executive Director, Georgia Alliance for Progress

Michelle Sanchez, Member of the Hall County Board of Elections

Dov Wilker, Executive Director, American Jewish Committee Atlanta

Sean Young, Legal Director, ACLU of Georgia

 

Elected Officials or Representatives of their office:

Jason Esteves, Chair and District #9, Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (also Chairman of GALEO)

State Senator Steve Henson (District 42: D-Stone Mountain), Senate Minority Leader

State Senator Elena Parent (District 42:  D-Atlanta)

State Representative Karen Bennett (District 94: D – Stone Mountain)

State Representative Park Cannon (District #58, D-Atlanta)

State Representative Doreen Carter (District 92:  D-Lithonia)

State Representative Pat Gardner (District 57:  D-Atlanta)

State Representative Meagan Hanson (District 80:  R-Brookhaven)

State Representative Brenda Lopez (District 99: D-Norcross)

State Representative Pedro Marin (District 96: D – Duluth)

City Council Member Matt Westmoreland, City of Atlanta

Lupita Mora, Office of State Representative Tom Taylor District #79, R-Dunwoody

 

2018 Candidates for Office:

Former State Representative Stacey Evans, Candidate for Governor

Former Congressman John Barrow, Candidate for Georgia Secretary of State

Charlie Bailey, Candidate for Georgia Attorney General

Kevin Abel, Candidate for Congressional 6th District

Formerly Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Grantville, Leonard Gomez, Candidate, Georgia House of Representatives (District #132)

Jasmine Clark, Candidate, Georgia House of Representatives (District #108)

Shelly Hutchinson, Candidate, Georgia House of Representatives (District #107)

Maria Palacios, Candidate, Georgia House of Representatives District 29:  Gainesville

Everton Blair, Candidate for Gwinnett County School Board of Education

Wandy Taylor, Candidate, District #2, Gwinnett County Board of Education

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

GOLD:

Georgia Power

Telemundo Atlanta

Univision 34 Atlanta

SILVER:

Cox Enterprises

BRONZE:

Castan & Lecca PC

Leadership:

American Federation of Teachers

Amerigroup Community Care

Briarcliff Pediatrics

Kuck Baxter Immigration

Rohan Law P.C.

Southwest Airlines

Amigos:  AAAJ-Atlanta; Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; BB&T; Katherine & Bertis Downs; Jason Esteves; GSB Architects & Interiors, Inc.; Plaza Fiesta; Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE); The Road to Recovery, Inc.; Spine Center Atlanta.

Community Partners:  Alston & Bird; Better Pallets, Inc.; Consultorio Medico Hispano; Diaz Foods;  Jeffrey Ellman; Georgia State Representative Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta), Minority Caucus Secretary; Georgia State Representative Deborah Gonzalez (D-Athens); Georgia State Senator Steve Henson (D-Stone Mountain), Senate Minority Leader; Juliana Henao; Georgia State Senator Jack Hill (R-Reidsville), Chairman of Appropriations; Park Place; Pfizer; Adriana Varela.

Tables:  Jerry Gonzalez; McGuireWoods LLP; Adela Yelton; OLAS at Georgia Gwinnett College.

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EARLY REGISTRATION (BEFORE May 11, 2018)

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Reservations are now being taken and will be made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations will be held only when payment is processed or received. Please see credit card link below.

Registration is now open by credit card or mailing a check with the appropriate payment (GALEO, P.O. Box 29506, Atlanta, GA, 30359):

  • Current GALEO Members & Nonprofits: $50.00 per person
  • Non-GALEO Members: $100.00 per person
  • GIL Participants, GLC Members and Student Rate: $25.00 per person
  • Group Tables – $1,000.00: Corporations or groups may purchase a table at the rate above for a table of EIGHT people.

 

Link for credit card payment:  https://galeo.ejoinme.org/15AnnPB

 

Previous speakers have included:

  • Javier Díaz de León, Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, GA (October 2017)
  • Anna Maria Chávez, 1st woman of color appointed to be the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA (May 2017)
  • Sylvia Manzano, Ph.D., Principal, Latino Decisions, “The Latino Vote in 2016”. (May 2016)
  • Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (October 2016)
  • Marie Marquardt, Marie Marquardt, Author, DREAM Things True
  • Richard Blanco, President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Poet (2014)
  • Jason Esteves, Atlanta Board of Education, At-Large Seat 9, 1st Latino Elected to any School Board of Education in Georgia (2014)
  • Elianne Ramos, Principal and CEO, Speak Hispanic (aka Geek Goddess and widely regarded as one of the most influential Latinas in social media) & Estela Martinez, Georgia DREAM’er (2013)
  • Cid Wilson, Board Chairman of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (2013)
  • Matt Baretto, Ph.D., Latino Decisions (2012)
  • Lydia Camarillo, Vice President of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) in 2012
  • MARTIN R. CASTRO, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2011)
  • Hon. Dax Lopez, DeKalb County State Court Judge (2011)
  • Hon. Luis Aguilar, Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (2010)
  • U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 2006)
  • U.S. Rep. Joe Baca (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 2007)
  • U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL); U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO)
  • U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
  • U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA)
  • U.S. Rep. Luis Fortuno (R-Puerto Rico)
  • State Senator Sam Zamarripa (D-Atlanta)
  • Rev. Joseph Lowery
  • Sylvia Mendez (Mendez v. Westminster 1947)
  • Arturo Vargas (Executive Director of NALEO)
  • Dr. Juan Andrade (President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute)
  • Doraville Police Chief John King
  • AnMarie Martin, Hall County Deputy Sheriff (2015).

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LATE REGISTRATION (AFTER May 11, 2018)

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Reservations are still being taken and will be made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations will be held only when payment is processed or received.  Space tends to be limited one week out from the event, so please process as soon as possible to guarantee attendance.  Please see credit card link below.  Registration is still open by credit card only.

  • Current GALEO Members & Nonprofits: $75.00 per person
  • Non-GALEO Members: $150.00 per person (Membership rate begins at $15.00)
  • GIL Participants and Student Rate: $30.00 per person
  • Group Tables – $1,500.00: Corporations or groups may purchase a table for EIGHT people.

Link for credit card payment:  https://galeo.ejoinme.org/15AnnPBlate

 

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Keynote Speaker Biography:  Cristóbal Alex, President, Latino Victory Foundation

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Latino Victory Foundation

 

Biography

 

Cristóbal previously served as Hillary for America’s National Deputy Director of Voter Outreach and Mobilization, where he helped manage efforts to register, persuade, and mobilize the core coalition groups that form the base of the Democratic Party: African Americans, Latinos, women, millennials, and organized Labor; as well as the Expansion States program to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 37 states.

 

Prior to launching Latino Victory with Henry R. Muñoz III and Eva Longoria, Cristóbal spent more than five years in philanthropy serving at both the Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation. During that time Cristóbal led more than $60M in investments designed to increase political participation in communities that have been historically excluded from our democracy.

 

Before moving into politics, Cristóbal was a civil rights lawyer. He served as Director of the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights, where he led a coalition of more than 100 organizations to raise awareness of the civil rights rollback and develop strategies to win in the federal courts and the United Nations. He also practiced civil rights law with a focus on police misconduct and First Amendment rights at the Seattle-based MacDonald Hoague & Bayless, one of the nation’s leading law firms.

 

A native of El Paso, Texas, Cristóbal received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. Cristóbal is a proud at-large member of the Democratic National Committee. He also sits on the boards of the League of Conservation Voters, the Environmental Defense Action Fund, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund. He lives in D.C. with his wife Taí, and rescued pit bull Chelsea, and two cats, Valiente and Ricky Martin.

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Special Remarks Guest Speaker Biography

Luis A. Miranda Jr., Founding Partner of the MirRam Group

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Luis A. Miranda Jr. is Founding Partner of The MirRam Group, a government affairs, lobbying and political consulting firm in New York City. He has previously served in three New York City mayoral administrations. Mr. Miranda is the Founding President of the Hispanic Federation and past chairman of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. He is board chair of the Latino Victory Fund and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. He is a board member of The Public Theater, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, NYC & Company and the Amber Charter School Foundation.  Mr. Miranda chairs the advisory boards to Broadway League’s Viva Broadway, and the Caribbean and Latin American Studies Department at the CUNY Graduate Center. He earned his BA degree from the University of Puerto Rico and pursued graduate work in psychology at New York University. He and his wife Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda have been married for 39 years and have two adult children, Luz Miranda-Crespo and Lin-Manuel Miranda. They reside in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights/Inwood.

 

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Special Remarks Guest Speaker Biography

Jennifer Zenteno Pearce, Current member of the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2018 & GALEO Executive Associate

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Jennifer Zenteno-Pearce is originally from Tlalnepantla, Mexico and proudly grew up in Zoquitlan, Puebla through the age of 7 before she was brought to Atlanta, Georgia in 2000.  After graduation Jennifer attended Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) and later transferred to Kennesaw State University to continue her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry.  During her tenure at GPC she served as a Senator for her school’s Student Government Association and was actively involved in the Latino Connections Club. She has also been involved with the Latin American Association for the past 9 years as a volunteer for summer camps and the Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference.

 

Jennifer currently serves as GALEO’s Executive Associate. She firmly believes in the strength and potential of her community. One of the visionary leader’s she admires is Roberto C.  Goizueta who once said, “My story boils down to a single, inspiring reality … the reality that a young immigrant could come to this country, be given a chance to work hard and apply his skills, and ultimately earn the opportunity to lead not only a large corporation, but an institution that actually symbolizes the very essence of America and American ideals.”

 

Community is one of her core values and weekends are no exceptions as she enjoys serving at her local church. At home, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, Timmy&Lena and her loving southern husband and hopes to be an example of love and joy found in diversity.

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Mistress of Ceremonies: Amanda Ramírez, Univision 34 Atlanta

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Amanda Ramirez has been the News Anchor for the Emmy-Award-Winning Noticias 34 Atlanta, newscast at 6pm and 11pm, since the inauguration of the newscast in 2011. During this time, Amanda has been recognized with 11 Emmy Awards, including in the News Anchor category and also awards for several investigative stories Amanda produced, edited and presented. At the same time she has been recognized along with the Noticias 34 team in various categories, including News Excellence.

 

Amanda has been part of the Univision family for 12 years. Between 2005 and 2011, she focused her journalistic work on local news of interest to the South Florida community both in print and broadcast journalism. She recently returned to Miami as one of four hand-selected journalists from across the United States, to assist the Univision Miami team during their continuous coverage of Hurricane Irma. During this week long visit to Florida Amanda successfully contributed to the uninterrupted coverage of the storm, both as a field reporter and a producer.

 

Aside from the Emmy Awards she has received for her work as a journalist, she is also the recipient of a Silver Angel Gabriel Award. As a student she was recognized by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, when she received their prestigious student scholarship.

 

Amanda participates in fellowships that have been recognized internationally. These include the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health reporting presented by The Carter Center. Amanda was selected as one of 10 journalists from around the world to be a fellow during 2012-2013.  She is also a fellow of The New York Times Institute on Education Reporting, which takes place at Columbia University in New York. She became a fellow 4 years ago.

 

Currently, when she is not anchoring Noticias 34 Atlanta, Amanda focuses on investigating and producing in-depth stories on health-related topics, an area she is deeply interested in. Her passion for health reporting has been recognized on several occasions when her stories SIDA, Sin VIH? (on chronic fatigue syndrome), Marihuana Medicinal (on medical marihuana), and Epidemia Recetada (on the current opioid addiction crisis), were recognized with Emmy Awards.

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