Join your SEIU brothers and sisters in resistance and unity as we move forward on immigration, Puerto Rico, racial justice, work in the Americas, and developing the leadership of our Latino members across the country. We will also be holding elections for the ILC Executive Board.

Unase con sus hermanos y hermanas del SEIU en resistencia y unidad mientras avanzamos en materias de inmigración, Puerto Rico, justicia racial, trabajo en las Américas y desarrollo del liderazgo de nuestros miembros latinos en todo el país. También celebraremos elecciones para la Junta Ejecutiva de la CIT.

Program/Programa

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
jueves 28 de septiembre del 2017

12:00PM – 4:00PM

Convention Registration / Registro de la Convención

6:00PM – 8:00PM Latino Leaders, Elected Officials and Community Allies Reception / Recepción de Líderes Latinos, Funcionarios Electos y Aliados Comunitarios

Call to Order / Llamar a Orden
Alberto Bernardez, SEIU 32BJ Assistant District Leader and Chair, Regional Latino Caucus

Welcome / Bienvenida
Héctor J. Figueroa, President, SEIU Local 32BJ
George Gresham, President, SEIU Local 1199

Acknowledgment of Leaders and Guests / Reconocimiento de líderes e invitados
Jaime Contreras, Vice President, SEIU Local 32BJ and Candidate for SEIU International Latino Caucus Chair

Latino Caucus Leadership and Mission / Liderazgo y Misión del Caucus Latino
Jaime Contreras, Vice President, SEIU Local 32BJ and Candidate for SEIU International Latino Caucus Chair

SEIU International Latino Caucus Community Awards / Reconocimiento de la SEIU Internacional a Organizaciones Comunitarias
Presented by Laura Garza

  • Make the Road New York
    Javier H. Valdés, Co-Executive Director
  • CASA
    Gustavo Torres, Executive Director
  • New York Immigration Coalition
    Steven Choi, Esq., Executive Director
Closing Remarks and Adjourn / Comentarios de cierre
Gilda Valdez



Friday, September 29th, 2017
29 de septiembre del 2017

8:00AM

Breakfast
Desayuno

Garifuna Music and Congas

9:00AM Welcome Remarks – A Call for Unity
Bienvenida – Un llamado a la Unidad

Héctor Figueroa, President, SEIU Local 32BJ
George Gresham, President, SEIU Local 1199

9:25AM Latinos at the Moment in Time
Latinos en el Momento del Tiempo

Gilda Valdez, Chair – SEIU International Latino Caucus

9:40AM Review of Agenda
Revisión de la agenda

Luz Garate, SEIU 32BJ Executive Board Member

9:45AM A Timeless Legacy: Celebration of Mike Garcia
Un Legado Eterno – Celebración de Mike Garcia

Gilda Valdez, Chair – SEIU International Caucus
Ray Baeza, SEIU Local 521
David Huerta, President, SEIU United Service Workers West (USWW)


10:30AM Break

10:40AM Resist and Fight on Immigration Presentation
Presentación de la Resistencia y Lucha Migratoria

Rocio Saenz, SEIU International Executive Vice President

11:25AM Panel Discussion: Puerto Rico Status/Fiscal Crisis
Panel de Discusión: Estado de Puerto Rico/Crisis Fiscal

Roberto Pagan, SPT Local 1996
Gerson Guzman, President, SEIU Local 1199/UGT
Shirley Aldebol, Vice President, 32BJ and Director, NY Commercial Division
Moderator: Efrain Elias, Vice President, SEIU Local 1


12:10PM Lunch
Almuerzo


1:00PM SEIU’s Commitment to the Latino Caucus
El Compromiso de la SEIU al Caucus Latino

Scott Courtney, SEIU Executive Vice President

1:15PM Racial Justice: Framing the Discussion
Justicia Racial: Enmarcando la Discusión

Gerry Hudson, SEIU International Executive Vice President

1:30PM Racial Justice Panel Discussion
Panel de Justicia Racial

David Huerta, President, SEIU-USWW (To be confirmed)
Elsa Caballero, President, Texas
Kyle Bragg, Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU Local 32BJ
Luisa Blue, SEIU International Executive Vice President
Moderator: Jaime Contreras, Vice President, SEIU Local 32BJ


2:30PM Break

2:40PM Election of SEIU International Latino Caucus Executive Board
Elección de la Junta Ejecutiva de SEIU International Latino Caucus


3:40PM Swearing-in Ceremony of New Leadership
Ceremonia de Juramento del Nuevo Liderazgo

Mary Kay Henry, President SEIU

4:15PM Recognition Awards/Photo Opportunity
Reconocimientos/Fotos


4:45PM Conclusion and Closing Remarks
Comentarios Finales

Jaime Contreras, Vice President, SEIU Local 32BJ

5:00PM Adjourn
Conclusión


6:00PM Latino Caucus Social Event
Evento Social del Latino Caucus
DC 1707
420 W. 45th Street
(Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York City




Saturday, September 30th, 2017
30 de septiembre del 2017

8:00AM

Breakfast
Desayuno


9:00AM Opening Remarks and Recap
Comentarios de Apertura y Recapitulación

Sandra Diaz, Vice President and Political Director, USWW

9:30AM Review and Changes to By-Laws
Revisión y cambios a los Estatutos


10:30AM Resolutions and Vote
Resoluciones y Votaciones


11:30AM Panel Discussion: Leadership Development
Panel de discusión: Desarrollo del liderazgo

Roxana Rivera, Vice President, 32BJ SEIU
Martin Manteca, Local 721 SEIU
Moderator: Margarita Maldonado, Vice President for Bargaining, Local 1000


12:15PM Lunch
Almuerzo


12:45PM Guest Motivational Speaker – Las Américas
Orador Motivacional – Las Américas

Gerardo Cajamarca, Union Organizer, SEIU Local 26

1:30PM Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Comentarios Finales

Valarie Long, SEIU International Executive Vice President

2:00PM EXECUTIVE SESSION: Latino Caucus New Board
SESIÓN EJECUTIVA: Nuevo Liderazgo


New York City Hotel Suggestions / Sugerencias para hoteles en Nueva York

Holiday Inn Manhattan

125 West 26th St
New York, New York, 10001
212-430-8500
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Holiday Inn Express NYC Chelsea

232 W. 29th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Night Hotel Times Square

157 W 47th St
New York, New York, 10036-1503
212-768-3700
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The Flatiron Hotel

9 West 26th St.
New York, NY  10010
212-839-8000
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Park South Hotel

124 E 28th St.
New York, NY 10016
212-448-0888
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The Maritime Hotel

363 W. 16th St.
New York, NY  10011
212-242-4300
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Hampton Inn Manhattan-Chelsea

108 W 24th St
New York, New York, 10011
212-414-1000
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