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State Designates Last Week of March as Week of Advocacy for Latino Education

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Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter (right) discusses the declaration of Latino Education Advocacy Week in California during a briefing on the status of Latino Education in the Inland Empire, organized by the White House at CSU San Bernardino's College of Education on Sep. 8. She is accompanied by Juan Sepulveda, director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

The State of California has declared the last week of March as statewide Week of Advocacy for Latino Education.

The Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR 137) was introduced by Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter of Rialto. She moved the resolution as a result of the first Latino Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) held last March at California State University, San Bernardino.

Approximately 1,000 people attended the LEAD summit at the Santos Manuel Student Union and an additional 183,000 online participants convened at 150 university campuses in the United States and Latin America to follow the live cast over the Internet.

The event was hosted by the CSUSB College of Education under the leadership of Professor Enrique Murillo and featured as keynote speaker Juan Sepulveda, director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Read more about the LEAD conference.

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