Spring 2014 Latino Policy Forum

June 7 – USC Campus

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Policy Forum Crowd

Forum Participants mingle before the event starts.

Barrales and audience

Morning Keynote Speaker Ruben Barrales, President/CEO of GROW Elect, addresses the audience.

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Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra (D), who represents the Northeast corner of the SF Valley, was on our Local Economic Development Financing Panel.

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Yolie Flores, former LAUSD Board Member and Sr. Fellow with Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, moderated a panel of influential education advocates including Oscar Cruz, Families in Schools; Maria Casillas, Interim Deputy Superintendent LAUSD; and Ryan Smith, United Way’s Director of Education Programs & Policy.

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Our Forum also featured an Energy Infrastructure Panel with Maria Martinez, Southern CA Gas; Henry Martinez, Southern CA Edison and Tupper Hull, Western States Petroleum Association.