21st Century Economic and Cultural Integration: Mexico and the United States Symposium
Thursday September 24, 2009
Metropolitan State College of Denver
St. Cajetan's Center, Auraria Campus
Current Economic and Political Issues in Mexico
St. Cajetan's 7:30 A.M.-9:00 A.M.
Juan Fernando Perdomo Bueno
Alternate Senator, State of Veracruz
Breakfast Buffet sponsored by the Chamber of the America's Executive Forum.
Cost: $25.00- includes buffet breakfast and parking
RSVP Deadline: September 22
All other events are free and open to the public
Border Region Prosperity - Challenges and Opportunities: Perspectives from Mexico, Colorado, and Canada
St Cajetan's 10:00 A.M.- 11:15 A.M.
Welcome and introductions:
Gilberto (Gil) M. Cisneros, President and CEO of the Chamber of the Americas
Vicki Golich, Ph.D. Provost and VPAA, Metro State
Joe Kiely – Vice President Ports to Plains;
Consul General Eduardo Arnal – Mexico;
Kim O’Neil - Consul and Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General of Denver
La Cultura Cura: comida, danza y musica (Culture Cures: food, dance and music)
St Cajetan’s 11:30 A.M.–12:45 P.M.
Opening remarks: Luis Torres, Ph.D., Deputy Provost, Metro State
- Grupo Folklorico Sabor Latino
- Mariachi Vasquez
Community Based Health Care Reform
St. Cajetan’s 1:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
Dr. Chris Urbina , MD MPH Director Denver Public Health
Immigration – Business, Community, and Human Perspectives
St. Cajetan’s 2:30 P.M.-3:45 P.M.
- Helen Krieble
- Ann Allott Allott Immigration Law Firm
- Crisanta Duran Legal Counsel UFCW and President Colorado Young Democrats
Reception and cultural close
St. Cajetan's 4:00 P.M.–5:30 P.M.
- Ramon del Castillo Poem: "When an Immigrant Dies"
Sponsored by Metropolitan State College of Denver, the International and Multicultural Business Institute (IMBI), the School of Business, the Department of Chicana/o Studies, Career Services, Student Activities, The Chamber of the Americas, LARASA (Latin American Research and Service Agency), and Telemundo.
The Event has been partially funded by a Diversity Initiatives Grant from Metro State’s Office of Institutional Diversity – Achieving Excellence through Diversity
The Event is part of Metro State's Latina/o Awareness Month