Latino Wellness—Latino Health

Panel discussion to bring awareness on health disparities and offer solutions during this critical time.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
California Department of Public Health Auditorium, 1500 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA (Visitors must sign-in at the security desk as they enter the building.)

Moderator: Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Founding Director and Professor of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science.

Panel Members: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D., UC Davis, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities (tentative); Rebecca De La Rosa, M.P.A., Director of Legislative Affairs, Latino Coalition For A Healthy California; Anacleto “Nick” Gutierrez, M.P.H., Optometrist, Vision One Credit Union Board Chairman

In the Audience: Olga Louchakova-Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. (Neuroscience), Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Davis School of Medicine. (http://olgalouchakova.com/migrations/.)


From Poverty to Decision Maker—Local Sacramentan Makes Good

Conversation on strategies to address persistent conditions to benefit all Californians.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
California Department of Education, Room 1101 (State Board Room), 1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA (Visitors must sign-in at the security desk as they enter the building.)

Moderator: Luisa Menchaca, Current Parliamentarian and past president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Attorney (ret.), State of California.

Speaker: Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Council Member


Changemakers: Artistas and Activists

Civil rights movement reflections to strengthen current day strategies for a happier, resilient, and equitable society.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
California Department of Education, Room 4102, 1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA (Visitors must sign-in at the security desk as they enter the building.)

Moderator: Estella Sanchez, Executive Director and founder of Sol Collective (Alternate: Dea Montelongo, Program Manager at Sol Collective)

Panel Members: Juanishi Orosco, Artista, Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF); Senon Valadez, CSUS Professor (ret.), RCAF


Who should attend and why: Employees in state and other government service, medical professionals, artists, activists, educators, parents, Legislators and staff.

You will walk away with meaningful information and connection with the current day matters significantly impacting Latinos in California. The information shared at each of the Latino Heritage Speakers’ Series panel discussions is as relevant today as it was during the height of the 1968 civil rights movement.

Disclaimer: Employees of the California Department of Education (CDE) volunteer to participate on the Latino Heritage Committee to organize activities in recognition of Latino Heritage Month. The views and comments of the panel speakers are not representative of the CDE as they are independent speakers and not employees of the organization.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Website