La Raza Round Table – Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Press Conference

June 28, 2013 § 2 Comments

Austin City Hall – June 27, 2013

Here are photo & audio moments from the RAZA ROUND TABLE  press conference in support of the HISPANIC/LATINO QUALITY OF LIFE REPORT.

La Raza Round Table announces support for HLQL Report

La Raza Round Table announces support for HLQL Report

On Thursday, June 27 at 10:30am, the HLQL Oversight Committee presented their final report for the Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life (HLQL) to the Austin City Council.

The morning briefing initiates a critical opportunity for the Austin City Council to address the historic and continuing economic and socio-cultural marginalization of the Hispanic/Latino community.  We now represent nearly 40% of the population of the city, and our children constitute over 60% of the students in the area schools.  The exponential growth of the Hispanic/Latino community is a trend that can and should contribute to a vibrant diversity in our city.  However — without addressing the disparities in areas such as economic development, health, and education — our population growth may instead result in growing ranks of poor and ill-served in Austin. The Raza Round Table asserts that full implementation of the report recommendation.

HLQL Press Conference002

I also feature recordings from the various speakers:

SEG1- Opening remarks from Dr. Emilio Zamora, professor Dept.of History UT &

League of United Latin American Citizens

Alicia Perez-Hodge, Austin Latino Coalition & League of United Latin American Citizens

SEG2- Susana Almanza, PODER-People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources

SEG3- Skylar Bonilla, student Austin Community Collage & Chicanos in Action

SEG4- Gilberto C. Rivera, Austin History Center “Trailblazer” & Rosewood Neighborhood Association

SEG5- Final comments from Dr.Emilio Zamora

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