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Media Advisory

Leader to address issues for U.S. Latinos

13 November 2006

ATTENTION: Latino, minority affairs reporters and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

Rosa Rosales, the national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), will discuss "A LULAC Agenda for the Nation" at a seminar sponsored by the Center for Latino Policy Research and the Institute of Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley.

Rosales will discuss the LULAC platform and focus on issues most important to Latinos nationwide, including education, immigration, health care and employment. UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will make opening remarks.

3-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17

Center for Latino Policy Research, 2547 Channing Way at Bowditch Street.

LULAC is the oldest and largest Latino membership organization in the United States. It advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Latinos through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

Rosales, a long-time labor organizer, is the second woman to serve as president in LULAC's 75-year history.