Each year the UnidosUS Annual Conference is the largest gathering of Latino advocates, community, and business leaders. This year, the conference was held in-person for the first time in three years in San Antonio, Texas from July 9 – 11 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio RiverWalk.

First Lady Jill Biden made remarks at the Latinx IncluXion Luncheon at 1:00 PM last Monday at the 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference “Siempre Adelante: Our Quest for Equity.”

Conference events included 15 workshops, four plenary sessions, networking opportunities, nightly receptions, a gala celebrating Latino leaders, and a MerXado where guests shopped and supported local Hispanic-owned small businesses.

The conference is a unique opportunity to connect Latino community leaders, business leaders, advocates, and allies from around the country to tackle issues affecting more than 62 million Latinos across the country. Attendees will hear from public figures and renowned subject-area experts on topics such as housing, mental health and healthcare, racial equity, education, diversity and inclusion, and voting rights.

We want to thank Beth Melena and her team for the Press Credentials to this incredible event, Great Job!

Speakers included:

Janet Murguía, President and CEO of UnidosUS
First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA
Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas
January Contreras, Assistant Secretary at the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Roberto Rodriguez, Assistant Secretary of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education
Joaquin Castro, Congressman, US House of Representatives (TX)
Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of San Antonio
Esperanza Teasdale, Vice President and General Manager of PepsiCo
Juan Rajlin, VP and Treasurer of Google
Yvett Merino, Producer of Encanto

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org