Latinos Unidos for Change: A Fundraiser for OCHA

The Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA) invites you to join us for our Latinos Unidos for Change fundraiser on August 23, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the downtown NW Natural event space.
Latinos Unidos for Change is an evening of networking, when our community joins with state and business leaders, students, the Governor's office, legislators and special guests to raise awareness of Latino and Hispanic achievements and challenges, honor those who have made a difference in our communities statewide, and raise funds for the leadership development work of the OCHA, including scholarships for student leadership training and other opportunities that grow Latino leadership statewide. The OCHA is a Governor-appointed body tasked with advising state leaders, including the Governor and legislators, on policyissues, matters of importance to Latinos, public policy research and legislative advocacy.
This year's moving keynote speaker is Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz, who will share his experience around barriers broken, hurdles overcome, and thoughts on what it takes to become an empowered an empowering leader. 

Former Justice De Muniz will also introduce OCHA's special honorees, Maria Ramos Underwood and Former Representative Dr. Joseph Gallegos. Maria Ramos Underwood is a committed catalyst for change, a tenacious community member dedicated to improving the lives of others. She is the lead fundraiser for La Clinica in Southern Oregon, which provides affordable health care excellence for all, which cares for over 30,000 patients in 2016. She has served the Latino and Hispanic families in the community, providing health care, shelter and food for those in need. She is an active board member, volunteering for the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program and Medford's Family Nurturing Center, as well as sitting on the steering committee for SO Health-E, a regional health equity coalition.
Former Representative Dr. Joseph Gallegos has dedicated his career to supporting the Latino community by expanding and providing mental health services for over four decades across the U.S. as a Social Worker and as a leader in numerous nonprofits; and as faculty member and lecturer at University of Portland and Pacific University. He has won awards for his civil rights work and published numerous articles on Latino Health and Welfare. Dr. Gallegos served two terms as an Oregon Representative for Hillsboro, passing significant bills providing scholarship and wraparound services for first generation and low-income Community College Students, and a Best Practice evaluation and technical assistance assessment to state English Language Learners. The Governor's Office will help provide the welcome.
Presenting Sponsor: ​Platinum

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