2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon

2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon

Thank you for your support!

Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016.

Time:  11:30 AM-1:30 PM.

Keynote speaker: Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

You wouldn’t want to miss this event!

The 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon is one of the principle fundraising events for GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.

Location:  Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina,  4000 Summit Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia, 30319

Special remarks provided by:  Brenda Lopez, Representative-elect, Georgia House of Representatives, 1st Latina in the Georgia Legislature.

Special remarks provided by:  Omar Rodriguez, Current Member of the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2016

Master of Ceremonies:  Sergio Carlo, Telemundo Atlanta Acceso Total

Please check out the pictures at the link below on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153770822361356.1073741903.19368616355&type=1&l=b00756f602

The re-cap video is here!

Thank you to our SPONSORS & Supporters!
GOLD:   Telemundo Atlanta
SILVER:
Azteca America Atlanta
The Coca-Cola Company
Georgia Power
Univision 34 Atlanta
Bronze:
Briarcliff Pediatrics
AMIGOS:  Anonymous; BB&T; Parking Company of America; Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Inc. (PAGE); Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta
Community Partners: Alston & Bird; Consultorio Medico Hispano;  Katherine & Bertis Downs; The Corso Law Center; Georgia Restaurant Association; Bernardo Gomez; Juliana Henao; State Sen. Steve Henson (D); State Sen. Jack Hill (R); Sperling Law Group; Evelyn “Mimi” Woodson, City Council Member, City of Columbus.
Tables:  Dalton State College; Georgia Gwinnett College OLAS; Jerry Gonzalez; Kuck Immigration Partners; Laura Murvartian; McGuireWoods LLP; Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; Mundo Hispanico;
State Farm Insurance Company.
Previous speakers have included:

  • Sylvia Manzano, Ph.D., Principal, Latino Decisions, “The Latino Vote in 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).

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 – $750.00: Corporations or groups may purchase a table at the rate above for a table of EIGHT people.

EARLY Registration is NOW open at the following link (until Friday, September 23, 2016):

https://galeo.ejoinme.org/2016HHLunch

Once the credit card is processed online, you will receive an email receipt.

To do early registration by mail (Must be mailed by 09/23/16), please make a check to GALEO and send by mail to: GALEO, Attn: 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon, P.O. Box 29506, Atlanta, GA, 30359.  Please include the names of the people attending the breakfast and also include an email contact for the people attending. In the check memo, please write “2016HH Lunch”.

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LATE REGISTRATION AFTER September 23rd (only by credit card):

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Current GALEO Members & Nonprofits: $75.00 per person

Non-GALEO Members: $150.00 per person

GIL Participants and Student Rate: $40.00 per person

Group Tables – $1,000.00: Corporations or groups may purchase a table at a rate of $1,000.00 for a table of EIGHT.

https://galeo.ejoinme.org/2016Late

Once the credit card is processed online, you will receive an email receipt.

Note: No funds will be used for any partisan effort or for any campaigns.  The funds will be used in compliance with the IRS guidelines for nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations.

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Keynote Speaker Biography

Alejandra Ceja

Executive Director of the

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

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Alejandra Ceja was appointed by the White House on May 6, 2013, to serve the president and secretary of education as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

As America’s largest and fastest-growing minority group, Latinos represent more than 11 million students in U.S. public schools, constituting more than 22 percent of all pre-K–12 students. Ceja will work closely with the Latino community and the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to implement the goals and deliverables under Executive Order 13555, by which President Barack Obama renewed the initiative, and better align the work of the initiative with the Department’s cradle-to-career agenda.

For the three-and-one-half years prior to assuming this position, Ceja served as the chief of staff to Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter. In that role, Ceja was instrumental in managing the under secretary’s personnel, budget and associated operations, including the operations of six White House initiatives, to support the president’s 2020 goal, what Secretary of Education Duncan calls the nation’s “North Star”: The United States will attain the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

Prior to joining the Department, Ceja served as the senior budget and appropriations advisor for the House Committee on Education and Labor, chaired by Congressman George Miller. There, she drafted legislation in support of national service reauthorization—the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act—and worked on policy issues related to child nutrition, English language learners, migrants, Impact Aid and appropriations. From 1999 to 2007, Ceja was a program examiner for the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she helped formulate the federal budget for the Department of Labor and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Ceja has also worked for the Indianapolis Private Industry Council and with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard in her Washington, D.C., office.

A native of Huntington Park, Calif., Ceja holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College at the City University of New York. She is a graduate of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Public Policy Fellowship, the Presidential Management Fellows program, the National Hispana Leadership Institute and the National Urban Fellows program.

More information online:  http://www2.ed.gov/news/staff/bios/ceja.html
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Special Remarks Guest Speaker Biography

Brenda Lopez, Rep.-elect, Georgia House of Representatives, 1st Latina in the Georgia General Assembly

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Brenda is the Principal Attorney at The Lopez Firm, LLC handling removal and family based immigration cases. Fluent in English and Spanish, Brenda seeks to incorporate immigration, civil rights, international law, and community development into the practice of law.

Brenda holds a law degree from Syracuse University with a National Security and Counterterrorism certificate and a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in Political Science and Sociology.  While in law school, she was a clerk for Georgia Legal Services Program, American Civil Liberties Union, and an intern for Trial Judge Laura Galvan Salgado for the First District Court of Morelos in Mexico. Currently, she is member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Brenda is also involved in political, legal, and education advocacy. She is proud to serve as Vice-Chair of the Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia. Among her lengthy volunteerism, she is most excited to be a G.E.D. instructor with the Marist School Adult Education Program.

 

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Special Remarks Guest Speaker Biography

Omar Rodriguez, Current member of the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2016

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Omar Rodriguez’s passion lies in higher education, law, and economics. As an advocate for higher education and political engagement, he is a first generation graduate that seeks to empower the Latino community to become more actively involved in the political process. He currently works as a Registrar Academic Advisor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he advises students and academic advisors regarding rules, regulations, and academic policies.An Army Veteran that was born in Mexico, but raised in the Peach State. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Georgia State University and is a brother of Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity. He enjoys running, boxing, watching college football, and drinking coffee.

 

Directions to Villa Christina

4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30319

Call 404-303-0133

From the South:

I85/I75 North to Exit 87 GA-400 North towards Buckhead/Cumming. Take exit 4A to Rt 285E toward Greenville/Augusta. Take Exit 29, Ashford-Dunwoody, stay in right lane onto Lake Hearn Drive. Take first left onto Parkside Place NE. Take first right onto Perimeter Summit Blvd. Take left onto Summit Blvd to end of street.

From the North:

GA-400 South to Rt. 285E toward Greenville/Augusta. Take Exit 29, Ashford-Dunwoody, stay in right lane onto Lake Hearn Drive. Take first left onto Parkside Place NE. Take first right onto Perimeter Summit Blvd. Take left onto Summit Blvd to end of street.

I/85 South to Rt. 285W toward Marietta/Chattanooga. Take Exit 29, take left onto Ashford-Dunwoody, take right onto Lake Hearn Drive. Take first left onto Parkside Place NE. Take first right onto Perimeter Summit Blvd. Take left onto Summit Blvd to end of street.

I/75 South to Rt. 285E toward Greenville/Augusta. Take Exit 29, Ashford-Dunwoody, stay in right lane onto Lake Hearn Drive. Take first left onto Parkside Place NE. Take first right onto Perimeter Summit Blvd. Take left onto Summit Blvd to end of street.

From the East:

Rt. 285W toward Marietta/Chattanooga. Take Exit 29, take left onto Ashford-Dunwoody, take right onto Lake Hearn Drive. Take first left onto Parkside Place NE. Take first right onto Perimeter Summit Blvd. Take left onto Summit Blvd to end of street.

From the West:

Rt. 285E toward Greenville/Augusta. Take Exit 29, Ashford-Dunwoody, stay in right lane onto Lake Hearn Drive. Take first left onto Parkside Place NE. Take first right onto Perimeter Summit Blvd. Take left onto Summit Blvd to end of street.

Self Parking is available

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