The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., announces Comcast will be the title sponsor for its 2005 annual conference.
NCLR's 2005 Annual Conference, being held in Philadelphia, July 16-19, is the largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community, serving as the meeting ground for over 25,000 community organization leaders, activists, and volunteers; elected and appointed officials; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; senior citizens; college students; and youth.
"We are proud to be a major sponsor of the NCLR Conference and look forward to expanding our relationship with this important organization," said Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen. "Comcast has relationships with local Hispanic organizations across the United States, offers extensive Spanish-language programming, and is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and promoting aggressive supplier diversity initiatives."
"Philadelphia is a great city in which to host our 2005 annual conference, and we have been very warmly welcomed by the region's top companies," said Janet Murguia, NCLR President and CEO. "We are delighted to be partnering with Comcast and appreciate their warm hospitality and support for our activities."
Comcast Regional, Senior Vice President Filemon Lopez will perform the ribbon cutting of the Latino Expo to kick off the conference, Executive Vice President David L. Cohen will be speaking at the Gala, and Comcast will also sponsor the Latino Leadership Roundtable.
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About The National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Through its community- based efforts, NCLR reaches more than four million Hispanics through a formal network of "affiliates" -- more than 300 Hispanic community-based organizations that serve 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia - and a broader network of more than 35,000 groups and individuals nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.nclr.org.