Led by the theme, “Saber es Poder,” the annual convention focused on creating the path forward through unity, knowledge, mobilization, and legislation. La Prensa Texas, represented by Community Liaison Ramon Chapa Jr was honored with Press Credentials at LULAC 2023 Convention! The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s longest-standing and largest civil rights organization, hosted thousands of delegates, speakers, and Latino leaders this past week during its 94th Annual National Convention and Career Expo held at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The event injected more than $13M into the local economy, according to the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber.
In addition to providing informative and educational sessions to members and guests, LULAC hosted its biggest career fair to date which included more than 60 federal agencies and private organizations offering 500+ diverse job opportunities on site. The week ended with a celebratory event featuring American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta with performances by Little Joe and La Familia and Grupo Control.
During the week, LULAC also hosted its annual Youth Convention, an extensive track of workshops designed to develop young people into impactful community leaders through positive educational experiences, social events, and civic activities.
Without a doubt, the best speech of the convention was delivered by Bexar County Commissioner and La Prensa Texas Board Member Tommy Calvert! He inspired approximately 1,000 Young Adults from every state and Puerto Rico! The future of LULAC and America!