To All Central Valley Leadership Round Table. See Flier Above.
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Date: Sun, May 12, 2019 at 6:15 PM
Subject: Invitation-LCR’s Luncheon–Thursday 5/16/19.
Dear LCR Members, Friends and Supporters,
The Latino Community Roundtable (LCR), an IRC 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, cordially invites you to attend our next monthly luncheon.
LCR will dedicate this month’s luncheon to the issue of getting everyone counted next year in April—THE UPCOMING US CENSUS OF 2020. Although it may sound too early to discuss this coming census, it is important that our community becomes engaged and involved so that we have everyone counted when the time comes in less than one (1) year, April 1st, 2020. This luncheon event will take place on Thursday, May 16th, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Red Event Center, located at 921 8th Street, Modesto, CA. (Please see attached flyer.)
This month’s distinguished speaker will be MS. GUADALUPE FERREYRA, PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST, US CENSUS BUREAU. She will discuss the opportunities and serious challenges the US Census is facing in our under counted communities. Our state loses federal monies if we don’t count everyone. Each person is worth about $2,000 in federal monies—imagine 10 years, totaling $20,000 lost per person not counted. Further, the census can influence the number of our congressional seats.
Ms. Guadalupe Ferreyra grew up with her grandmother in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. As a child of a migrant farmworkers, Ms. Ferreyra moved to California to work in the seasonal farming industry. She saw education as an avenue to harvest more fruitful opportunities in life. Being a first-generation student in higher education, she graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Anthropology. Ms. Ferreyra has a strong desire to help others find paths to better themselves. As an undergraduate student, she worked for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) as an outreach counselor to motivate and to help first generation students pursue higher education. After college graduation, she shifted her focus from education to the health sector working for Sacramento Covered as an ED patient navigator. Ms. Ferreyra showed patients how to navigate the health system and empower them to care about their health. Currently, she works for the United States Census Bureau as a Partnership Specialist with the goal to help “count everyone once, only once and the right place”.
(Note: All our elected officials are welcomed and invited to attend our luncheons. Please receive our sincere apologies if you are an elected official and sometimes don’t hear directly from us—we are all volunteers that take time from our busy schedules, but it is my practice and intention to let you address the group from the podium for comments on current issues and your work and efforts to solve them.)
As always, a delicious Mexican buffet meal will be served at this luncheon. Food is available before 12:00 p.m., and the program will start at 12:00. Cost is $20 at the door. Courtesy table reservations of four (4) or more are available. For more info., contact Amanda Duran at 209-287-9347, or the writer at 209-567-1040.
YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS ARE UP FOR RENEWAL
If you are not a member and would like to become one, or renew your membership for 2019, please contact us or visit our website by searching “LCR Modesto”–all applications are subject to Board approval. We invite all people interested in issues that face the Latino community—immigration, healthcare, education, jobs, equality and social justice–to become members and participate at LCR. We have an open-door policy and “agree to disagree” in a respectful way.
Thank you for supporting LCR, a full volunteer organization with non-paid staff.
AARON O. ANGUIANO