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Latin Americans Get Overview of Ethnicity in LA

Latin Americans Get Overview of Ethnicity in LA

Latin American representatives from government, media and humanitarian organizations visited campus on Oct. 7, 2009, to learn about the history and demographics of the Los Angeles area--including immigration patterns, race relations, and how various ethnic groups contribute to political participation and overall governance. The 13-member delegation met with Associate Professor Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda of the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.

By country, the participants were:

Argentina Ms. Elizabeth Ileana FRAUMAN
Executive Director, ACER
Bolivia Mr. Marcelo CADIMA VEIZAGA
Coordinator for Communication, Art and Culture, San Isidro Cultural Center
Colombia Ms. Leyla Andrea ARROYO MUNOZ
Member, Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN)
  Mr. Gustavo Adolfo LUGO VALLECILLA
Administrative Director, Afro-Colombian National Movement on the
Human Rights of Afro-Colombians (CIMARRON)
  Ms. Adriana Maria MONTOYA SALAZAR
Regional Advisor, Department of Choco, Promotion of Rights and
Networks Builders of Peace, Presidential Ministry of Special Programs
Costa Rica Ms. Tanishia Eloisa ELLIS HAYLES
Assistant to the Minister, Ministry of Labor and Social Security
Ecuador Ms. Ludy Rosangela CAICEDO QUINTERO
Reporter, Ecuavisa Television
  Mrs. Adelita Chelita Patricia RIVADENEIRA
General Coordinator, CARE, Humanitarian Organization Fighting
Global Poverty, Macas
Mexico Mr. Erick LOPEZ BARRIGA
Planning and Development Coordinator, State of Michoacan
Peru Ms. Sofia Elisa ARIZAGA MUNOZ
Director, Citizenship Program, Center for Ethnic Development (CEDET)
  Ms. Lilia Santos MAYORGA BALCAZAR
Communication Officer, Center for Ethnic Development (CEDET)
Venezuela Ms. Luz Mely REYES ZAMBRANO
Sunday Editor in Chief, Ultimas Noticias
  Mr. Nerio Javier ROMERO MARTINEZ
Secretary General, Social Christian Political Party (COPEI), Zulia State

The delegation's program was sponsored by the U.S. State Department through the International Visitor Leadership Program. It was administered locally by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles, and the itinerary at UCLA was arranged by the International Institute's International Visitors Bureau.

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