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Latino group’s national president to speak at Norwalk meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – The national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, along with other national and regional representatives, will be in Norwalk Wednesday night to attend a meeting of the organization’s Norwalk councils.

Executive Director, Brent Wilkes, will address the gathering, a follow-up meeting to a July 25 informational session regarding the formation of the councils. Wednesday’s meeting, hosted by the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, 100 East Ave., will run from 6 to 8 p.m. It is open to all members of the community.

LULAC’s mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. Founded

in 1929, LULAC is the oldest and largest Hispanic organization in the U.S., and is a

vocal advocate, on both state and national levels, for all underserved communities.

According to center spokeswoman Linda Chave, “Response to this initiative in Norwalk has been overwhelming. In the last 10 days, two LULAC councils have already been formed, one by the center, which is focusing on mental health and education initiatives, and one by Warren Pena, at South Norwalk Community Center, which is focusing on voter registration. Two other councils, a Young Adult Council focusing on immigration issues, with participants from Norwalk Community College, and a Parents/Women’s Council, focused on employment and community service initiatives, are in the process of recruiting members.”

Bi-lingual interpreters will be on hand to assist participants at Wednesday’s meeting.

For more information, email: [email protected] or call 203-299-1315, ext. 456. For more information on LULAC go to http://lulac.org. For more information on the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, go to http://childguidancemfct.org.

 

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