LULAC Ohio Conference to
By La Prensa Staff
LULAC Ohio is hosting a free
statewide virtual conference to address racism on
Saturday, April 17. 2021, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme this
The Black and Brown Agenda: Reaching Common Ground for Equality,
Solidarity and Intersections.
Guest speakers at the conference will include:
Civil rights leader and President of the Dolores Huerta
Domingo García, President, LULAC National
Sindy Benavides, CEO, LULAC National.
The guest speakers at the free policy summit will focus on
Ohio and NAACP pillars of equity collaboration. With new Census
figures to be released and Ohio about to undergo congressional
redistricting, the two civil rights organizations announced last
August agreement in five basic areas:
That our units consult and cooperate with each other openly,
in reference to matters of common interest including, but
not limited to: redistricting; racial profiling; police
misconduct and community policing issues; fairness in the
criminal justice system; and, ex-offender transitional
re-entry needs and recidivism.
That we recognize and support the concept that in some
communities it is appropriate for Voting Rights Act purposes
to join individuals together as one community of interest
who are of Hispanic origin with those of African-American
That we continue to support each other in our initiative as
required by our partnership to the extent practicable.
We call upon public officials who are either African
American or Hispanic to zealously represent both groups as
they do all their constituents; and
We recognize the continued need to maximize representation
of each of our groups on governing bodies and call upon all
citizens to recognize that we have a fundamental right to
choose who represents us despite their race, creed, color,
or national origin.
Dolores Huerta founded
the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 with César
Chávez and Fred Ross, Sr. The organization, later
became the United Farm Workers (UFW) training and organizing
thousands of farm workers to demand better working conditions.
Ms. Huerta continued her grassroots
mobilization by establishing
foundation that bears her name in 2003 with proceeds from the
Puffin/Nation prize for creative citizenship that she received a
year earlier. She remains active with the Dolores Huerta
Foundation as a full-time unpaid volunteer, and sees the work of
the foundation as a continuation of the non-violent civil rights
movement of the 1970’s. Her youngest daughter Camila Chávez
has served as the foundation’s executive director of DHF since
its inception. The foundation’s social justice grassroots
organizing work is focused on education, health and safety,
LGBTQIA+, equality and civic engagement.
before becoming president of the National LULAC Network
(League of United Latin American Citizens), made history
being elected the youngest Dallas City Councilman at age 33. The
son of Mexican immigrants, he later served in the Texas
legislature. He founded his own law firm 35 years ago and now
has four offices with 150 employees. The law firm specializes in
civil rights, immigration, and DACA cases alongside civil
LULAC CEO, is a Honduran-American immigrant who has previously
worked as the national director of community outreach for the
Democratic National Committee, as well as a variety of
administrative executive roles within LULAC, the oldest Hispanic
civil rights group in the U.S. She has worked for a number of
Latino causes in her home state of Virginia.
Four sessions are scheduled at the virtual event, focused on
education equity; health equity; immigration and racial
profiling; and labor worker rights and civil rights protection.
LULAC Ohio is the primary sponsor of the event. Pre-registration
for the LULAC policy summit is required by visiting: