La Raza national conference planned July 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo.

The National Council of La Raza will hold its annual conference July 11-July 14 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo.

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia, who is from Kansas City, Kan., will announce a lineup of conference speakers and entertainment at a news conference June 18 in Kansas City, Mo.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the conference this year.

This year, the event kicks off with the National Latino Family Expo, one of the nation’s largest events focused on resources and activities for the Latino family. The Expo averages around 200 exhibitors who showcase their products and services. In addition, live entertainment, giveaways, free health screenings and cooking and exercise demonstrations offer attendees something new in a fun, exciting and family-friendly atmosphere.

The NCLR Annual Conference has become the nation’s largest annual gathering of Latino leaders, advocates, elected officials, business executives and change-makers whose work impacts the Latino community.

Through a series of workshops, town halls and presentations, participants engage in discussions about a range of issues critical to the Latino community such as the 2016 elections, education, immigration, workforce development, health care and housing.

Featured speakers from past conferences have included President Barack Obama, COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg and President and Editor-in-Chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington.

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