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Presented By
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
& the Latino Leadership Institute

Monday, April 16, 2012 (Bronx, NY)- Hostos Community College President Félix Matos Rodríguez will moderate A Symposium on the 2012 Presidential Election and The Latino Community presented by The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College & the Latino Leadership Institute. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Silberman School of Social Work.

It was recently announced that The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Latino Leadership Institute joined forces to create a unique Academy aimed at helping New Yorkers better understand the elements of elections and political campaigns. The program will offer classes on issues such as campaign finance, ethics, field operations, petitions, electoral strategy, turn out the vote, messaging, fundraising, media relations, polling, public speaking, and voter registration.

Tuesday’s symposium is the kickoff event of the new Political Leadership Academy and attendees will learn tools for political engagement focused on increasing participation in the democratic process. The symposium will address political and electoral activism. The discussion will revolve around how change in client and community conditions can be made through knowledge of and involvement in the political system.

“I feel honored to be part of this tremendous collaboration between The Silberman School of Social Work and The Latino Leadership Institute. These are the kinds of platforms that will bridge our institutions and our collective needs. I look forward to the discussion and of collaborating in the future of The Academy,” indicated President Matos Rodríguez.

The panelists include as keynote, Mr. Hector Cordero Guzmán, The Presidential Election. Speakers: Ms. Lucia Gómez, Political Messaging; Mr. Joe Ithier, Campaign Strategies; and Jerry Goldfeder, Campaign Finance/Influence of Super PACs. CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson will give welcome remarks.

This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Registration: https://ww3.hunter.cuny.edu/ssw/view.php?id=33

For additional information, please contact: latinoleadershipinstitute@gmail.com

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: The Silberman School of Social Work
Address: 2180 Third Avenue at 119th, NYC (6 train to 116th St.)

 About Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2012 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 10,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.


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