A panel discussion moderated by Professor Raul Hinojosa Ojeda.
On June 1, 2009, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) came into governance of El Salvador with the inauguration of its Presidential candidate, Mauricio Funes. This panel focuses on the important role Salvadoran expatriates in the United States played in this historic election and how they continue to serve as critical political, economic and cultural transnational partners in the development of this Central American Republic.
Dr. Raul Hinojosa Ojeda, Director, UCLA North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center; and Associate Professor, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Lic. Karina Sosa, El Salvador FMLN Legislative Assembly Member (Diputada del FMLN de la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores, Integración Centroamericana y Salvadoreños en el Exterior).
Sophia Cortez, Director of the Salvadoran American National Association (SANA), a non-profit U.S. based organization, and Regional Director of Verizon Wireless Company (California)
Lissette Herrera, Founder & Secretary, Pro Texistepeque (El Salvador Hometown Assoc); and Owner, LA International Currier/Urgente Express
Dr. Leisy Abrego, Assistant Professor, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Lic. Walter Duran, General Consul of El Salvador in Los Angeles, CA Consulate office.
Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center, Unión Salvadoreña De Estudiantes Universitarios (USEU)
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