Somos El Futuro
17th Annual Legislative Conference

dedicated to
"La Mujer Hispana"

April 23-25, 2004

Empire State Plaza · Albany, NY



New York State Assembly/Senate
Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force
Preliminary Agenda


Somos El Futuro 17th Annual Legislative Conference
April 23-25, 2004 · Empire State Plaza · Albany, NY

Sheldon Silver, Speaker · Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, Chair
Assemblyman Vito J. López, Co-Chair

Conference Registration:
Friday, April 23rd · 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 24th · 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Concourse Level of the LOB

The Somos El Futuro Legislative Conference brings together nearly 7,000 New Yorkers who represent a cross section of the state’s Hispanic community, including federal, state, and local elected officials as well as community, labor, and business leaders. With its mission to provide a forum for the development of legislative and budgetary initiatives of concern to Hispanic communities throughout the state, the conference also serves as a stage to acknowledge the significant contributions of Hispanics. This is achieved through workshops, seminars and policy institutes and special forums. (*This is a preliminary agenda. Times, dates, locations and topics are subject to change.)


Friday

April 23rd, 2004
9 am to 5 pm

Conference Registration
Concourse Level, LOB
9 am to 5 pm

Exhibit Booths Open
Concourse North & South
10:55 am to 11:15 am

Hispanic Senior Action Council Advocacy Leadership Workshop
Convention Center, Meeting Room 6
11:45 am to 12 pm

Consumer Protection for Seniors I
Convention Center, Meeting Room 6
12 pm to 2 pm

Seniors Luncheon
Convention Center, The Egg
2:15 pm to 3 pm

Consumer Protection for Seniors II
Convention Center, Meeting Room 6
2:30 pm to 4 pm

Workshops
Convention Center
  • Domestic Abuse
    (Meeting Room 5)
  • Substance/Alcohol Abuse
    (Meeting Room 3)
  • Seniors Health & Nutrition
    (Meeting Room 6)
  • Benefits of Public Service
    (Meeting Room 2)
  • Quality Education and the New Schools Movement(Meeting Room 1)
5:30 pm

Welcome Reception/Bienvenida
Convention Center, Hart Theater Lounge — Please join us for the official opening of the 17th Annual Somos El Futuro Conference
7:30-9:30 pm

Albany City Hall Reception
Hosted by Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings

Albany City Hall (by Invitation Only)
8 pm

Somos El Futuro Concert
Hosted by Comedian Richie Ramirez

Convention Center, Hart Theater
(Featuring Ray Barretto, Yomo Toro, Adalberto Santiago, Tito Allen, and Mujeres Latinas)
10 pm

NYC Council Reception
Crowne Plaza (open to the public)


Saturday

April 24th, 2004
8 am

Labor Breakfast
Crowne Plaza Ballroom
9 am to 2 pm

Conference Registration
Concourse Level of LOB
9 am to 5 pm

Exhibit Booths Open
Concourse, North & South
9 am to 11 am

Workshop: Procurement Roundtable
Location TBA
10 am to 11:30 am

Workshops
Locations TBA
  • Mental Health
  • The Upstate Hispanic Summit: Developing a Rural & Suburban Hispanic Agenda
  • Accessing U.S. Census Data
10 am to 11:30 am

Legislative Sessions
Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor
  • Immigration: New York’s Role in Reforming Federal Immigration Policy
    (Hearing Room A)
  • Vieques: Unfinished Business and the Future of the Puerto Ricans
    (Hearing Room B)
  • Education: Bilingual Education Within the Context of Education Reform
    (Hearing Room C )
12 pm

Women’s “Entre Nosotras” Luncheon
Crowne Plaza Ballroom (by Invitation Only)
12 pm to 2 pm

CUNY Luncheon
Assembly Parlor, Capitol (by Invitation Only)
2 pm to 4 pm

College Mock Senate Session: CUNY/SUNY
Senate Chamber
2:30 pm to 4 pm

Legislative Sessions
Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor
  • Mental Health: The Underserved Population: Hispanics
    (Hearing Room A)
  • Business: Hispanic Money Managers and Access to the Financial Service Market
    (Hearing Room B)
  • La Mujer Hispana: From “Nena” to the Corporate Boardroom
    (Hearing Room C)
2:30 pm to 4 pm

Workshops
Convention Center
  • Latino/African American Relations
    (Meeting Room 1)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
    (Meeting Room 2)
  • Consumer Fraud
    (Meeting Room 3)
  • Financial Literacy
    (Meeting Room 4)
5:30 pm

Chairman’s VIP Reception
Meeting Room 6 (by Invitation Only)
7 pm to 10 pm

Dinner Gala
Convention Center
10 pm to 1 am

After Gala Dance
Convention Center


Sunday

April 25th, 2004
11 am to 1 pm

Hispanic Youth Leadership Training Workshop
Assembly Chamber
11 am to 1 pm

Workshop
Location TBA
  • Latinas in Higher Education: Panel discussion on the Recruitment and Retention of Latinas in Higher Education
1 pm to 3 pm

Hispanic Youth Leadership Mock Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber
1 pm

La Despedida/Farewell Reception
The Well, LOB
6 pm

Hispanic Youth Leadership Dinner
Crowne Plaza Ballroom




"La Mujer Hispana"

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and more information, visit:
www.somoselfuturo.org




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