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Media Advisory



Secretary Salazar to Recognize Role and Influence of American Latinos as Part of Building an Inclusive America


Will Participate in Labor Department Ceremony Honoring Cesar Chavez and Address HACU Annual Capitol Forum


03/23/2012


Contact: Adam Fetcher (DOI) 202-208-6416


WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Monday, Mar. 26, Secretary of the Interior will participate in two events highlighting the role American Latinos have played in shaping our history—from the founding of St. Augustine five centuries ago to the farm worker movement led by Cesar Chavez to the present day—and the need to continue to invest in higher education for young Latinos as our future leaders.

In the morning, Salazar will join Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to honor the contributions of farm workers with the induction of the Pioneers of the Farm Worker Movement into the Labor Hall of Honor. As part of the ceremony, the Department of Labor’s auditorium will be re-named as the Cesar Chavez Memorial Auditorium.

In the afternoon, Salazar will address the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 17th Annual Capitol Forum. Established in 1986, HACU represents over 400 colleges and universities around the world and is focused on promoting and providing educational opportunities for students. During his remarks, Salazar will reflect on Interior’s work with the Latino community, including the American Latino Heritage Initiative and efforts to attract and engage a more diverse workforce.

EVENT 1: Department of Labor Hall of Honor and Auditorium Re-naming Ceremony

WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor
WHAT: Department of Labor Hall of Honor Induction and Auditorium Re-naming
Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, March 26, 2012
10-11 a.m. EDT – induction
11-11:20 a.m. EDT – naming of auditorium
WHERE: U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20210
(Visitors may enter at Third and C Streets NW)
RSVP: Media interested in attending, please RSVP Emilia Pablo-Montano at Pablo-montano.emilia@dol.gov

EVENT 2: Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Annual Capitol Forum
WHO:
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
WHAT:
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Annual Capitol Forum
WHEN: Monday, March 26, 2012
1:20pm EDT
WHERE: Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
*National Ballroom
RSVP:  Media interested in attending must RSVP to Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia at njgarcia@hacu.net

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