White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit Heads to Atlanta

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White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit Heads to Atlanta

Atlanta Summit will be the fifth in a series connecting Latino communities with federal leaders and resources, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute

On Tuesday, the White House Initiative on Advancing Education Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics will kick off its fifth Latino Economic Summit in partnership with the Aspen Institute. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux and Biden-Harris Administration officials from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and U.S. Small Business Administration will participate in the summit.

Held at Georgia Gwinnett College, the forum will highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for the Latino community. The forum will also connect local Atlanta community members directly with federal leaders and resources and feature the following breakout sessions:

  • Advancing Opportunity through Education and Health Equity (presented by U.S. Department of Education)
  • Partnering for Prosperity in Rural Communities (presented by U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • Advancing the American Dream: SBA resources for Small Business Owners and tools for Resiliency (presented by U.S. Small Business Administration)

Who :

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux
White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics Executive
Director Melody Gonzales
Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program Executive Director Domenika Lynch
Biden-Harris Administration senior officials
Georgia State Rep. Pete Marin
Dekalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson
Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco
Georgia leaders

What :

Atlanta Economic Summit

*Details are subject to change

When :

9:30 a.m. ET
*Please arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. ET*

Where :

Georgia Gwinnett College
LVIS Ballroom
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA

Press: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please RSVP to pressrsvp@ed.gov.  Face masks are encouraged for all participants.

A press gaggle will take place following remarks by Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux.