WASHINGTON, DC-The Latino population is now so large, its trajectory of growth so rapid and its contrast in relative age to that of the general population so stark, that it will not be possible for the United States to advance without substantial, and so far unimagined, gains for the nation’s Latino community. The Census Bureau’s mid-range estimates for 2050 assert that the nation’s Latino population will grow by 63 million people or a stunning 48% of total U.S. growth, and that Latinos will constitute 25% of the United States population in 2050.
Please join the Center for American Progress in hosting Henry Cisneros and Arte Público Press of the University of Houston to celebrate the launch of their new book, Latinos and the Nation’s Future and take part in an engaging debate on what Latino growth means for our country, and what the next administration needs to do about it. Latinos and the Nation’s Future is a landmark collection of essays by leading Latino figures such as Raul Yzaguirre, Lionel Sosa and Aida Alvarez, among others, about the most pressing issues facing Latinos today and how the future of the nation is inextricably linked to that of the Hispanic community.
Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView, former San Antonio Mayor and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, Founder and Director, Arte Público Press
Janet Murguía, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Council of La Raza
Esther Olavarria, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
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