Hispanic Summit

OHIO HISPANIC
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

OHLS 2010

Conference & Award Ceremony

Jun 18/19, 2010
Ohio State University

“Strengthened Leadership Within
New Political and Economic Scenarios”

The Ohio Hispanic Leadership Summit is the most significant event of Ohio’s
Hispanic/Latino community. Leaders in education, business, politics, and culture
in general will meet and discuss issues that affect Hispanics/Latinos.
The Summit will also recognize Hispanic/Latino values by honoring distinguished
Hispanic/Latino leaders, and recognizing American personalities and authorities
that have contributed to the improvement of Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino community.
Likewise, the Summit will serve as an exclusive space for buinesses and
organizations related to the Spanish-speaking world to present their services and
products to the numerous Hispanic/Latino leaders that will be invited to this important event.

OBJECTIVES

1. To know in depth the situation of Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino community and give voice to its needs and aspirations.
2. To stimulate the best community work through the presentation of awards to community leaders.
3. To create vital links between Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino community and state
government authorities, and with Hispanic/Latino organizations in the United States.

BRIEF AGENDA

Friday, Jun 18
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 – 5:00 PM Conference Registration
100 Independence Hall
9:00 – 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
100 Independence Hall
10:00 – 11:30 AM Inaugural Conference
100 Independence Hall

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Concurrent Panels
Hispanic/Latino Businesses: A History of Success and Commitment
100 Mendenhall Laboratory
The development of Hispanic/Latino businesses is inextricably related to the development of the
Hispanic/Latino community in general. The panel will analyze the avenues for growth and new possibilities for Hispanic/Latino business.
Inmigration Reform
100 Independence Hall
The panel will analyze the current state of America’s immigration policy,and its effect on both Hispanic/Latino families in Ohio. It will also discuss President Obama’s promise to enact immigration reform, and the possibilities for its implementation and successful completion.”
Citizenship, Rights, and Justice
180 Hagerty Hall
The panel will investigate civil society transformations relevant to the Hispanic/Latino community, institutional reforms, and changes in the discourse of legitimization of the political system around the concepts of rule of law and citizenship rights.

1:30 – 3:00 PM Luncheon
3:00 – 5:00 PM Concurrent Panels
Economy and Development
100 Mendenhall Laboratory
The panel will examine the global and local factors of development and underdevelopment, and identify their connections. Cases of successful and unsuccessful development will also be analyzed.

Education and Education Policies
180 Hagerty Hall
The panel will commentate on how education policies impact the development and social, political and economic integration of the Hispanic/Latino community.
Gender Equality and Hispanic/Latino Development
100 Independence Hall
The panel will scrutinize the participation of Hispanic/Latino men and women in the workplace and in all levels of decision-making, and evaluate the establishment of measures that allow for gender equality.

6:00 PM Keynote Speaker
100 Independence Hall
Saturday, Jun 19
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Conference Registration
100 Independence Hall
10:00 – 11:30 AM Inaugural Conference
100 Independence Hall
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Concurrent Panels
Health Care Reform
180 Hagerty Hall
The panel will explain the critical factors that determine the access of Hispanics/Latinos to health care; and analyze the changes that, if introduced, will contribute to its improvement.
Local Government and Democracy
100 Independence Hall
The panel will expound on the role of local governments in attaining the socio-political goal of good government; and present an inventory of ideas that can contribute to improve the democratic environment, deemed necessary for economic development.

The Transformation of Religion in America
014 University Hall
Hispanics/Latinos are transforming the nation’s religious landscape. The panel will explain how important is religion in the development of both the Hispanic/Latino community and American society.

1:30 – 3:00 PM Luncheon
3:00 – 5:00 PM Concurrent Panels
Latin American Art: The growth of the Hispanic community
180 Hagerty Hall
The presence of Latino art, its interpretation and study, their impact on the community’s cultural development, are factors that are discussed in this panel.
Communication and Development
014 University Hall
Public communication, in its many modalities, is a strategic factor in the development of the Hispanic/Latino community. The panel will discuss the experiences of Hispanic/Latino organizations, and introduce strategies for using public communication tools effectively.
6:00 PM OHLS Awards Gala
100 Independence Hall
2010 Awardees
Featuring
Dejavu Latin Fusion Rhythms