Secretary Salazar to Host Forum to Explore Ways Nation can Honor Contributions of the American Latino


Dialogue with Influential Members of the Latino Community is Part of Important Initiative to ‘Tell America’s Story’


06/14/2011


Contact: Kendra Barkoff (DOI) 202-208-6416
Celinda Pena (NPS) 202-219-1689
Alan Amman (Maya) 323-933-3399

KEENE, CA — On Thursday, June 16, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join a broad spectrum of influential business and cultural leaders, and scholars from the Latino community to discuss how the Department can better integrate and highlight past and ongoing contributions of Latino women and men into the National Park Service. By initiating the dialogue, the National Park Service can help tell the story of the American Latino in a more complete and inclusive way.

Hosted by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the “Telling America’s Story: The American Latino Heritage Initiative La Paz Forum,” will be a day-long event at the National Chavez Center in Keene, California. The forum will feature speakers such as Moctesuma Esparza, founder of Maya Cinemas and Maya Entertainment, and Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. For a full agenda, please click here.

WHO:
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service
Julie Rodriguez, Director of Youth, Department of the Interior
Moctesuma Esparza, Founder of Maya Cinemas and Maya Entertainment
Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation
WHAT:
Telling America’s Story: The American Latino Heritage Initiative La Paz Forum
WHEN:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Keynotes
9:10 a.m.       Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9:20 a.m.       Remarks by Moctesuma Esparza

Media Availability
11:00 a.m.     Media Availability with Secretary Salazar, Director Jarvis, Moctesuma Esparza, and Neil Mulholland
WHERE:
National Chavez Center
29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Road
Keene, California


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