Washington D.C., July 11, 2016

 

On July 10, 2016, emerging Mexican leaders gathered at the Mexican Cultural Institute for Amplifying the Latino Voice: A Political Empowerment Workshop, organized by the AJC and the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico. An impressive array of Jewish and Latino experts shared insights into coalition building, legislative advocacy, strategic communications, and civic engagement.

Following the workshop, participants attended a reception where they had the opportunity to hear from Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Carlos Sada and network with fellow attendees in the spirit of diplomacy and advocacy.  In his remarks, Ambassador Sada said “Together, AJC, the Embassy and consular network of Mexico in the United States, will continue building coalitions and promoting leaderships to amplify the Latino Voice and make the wellbeing of our communities an American issue.

This program follows last month’s historic convening of Mexican diplomats at AJC’s Global Forum, the organization’s annual advocacy and policy conference. AJC’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs (BILLA) has long been at the forefront of Jewish organizations working to establish and strengthen ties to the increasingly influential countries of Latin America and with the large U.S.-Latino communities. This joint initiative has been part of a larger effort to empower emerging Latino leaders for the last decade through similar workshops, both at the local and national levels.

 

About:

·       The Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico.

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico develops strategic alliances with local and community organizations to create synergies for the betterment of the Mexican and Latino communities within its jurisdiction (DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia). https://consulmex2.sre.gob.mx/washington/

 

·       AJC's Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs (BILLA).

AJC’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs (BILLA) has long been at the forefront of Jewish organizations working to establish and strengthen ties to the increasingly influential countries of Latin America and with the large U.S.-Latino communities. The Institute partners with local Jewish communities throughout Latin America and engages the diplomatic representatives of Latin American countries in the United States to advance relations among Latin America, the United States and Israel.

 

·       The AJC Washington Regional Office.

AJC’s Washington Regional Office builds ties to local ethnic and minority groups, works with the diplomatic community, advocates on AJC’s public policy agenda, and fosters Jewish unity. They work to advance liberty, tolerance, and mutual respect through innovative programs, education, media, outreach, and diplomacy. AJC Washington is the local branch of the global AJC network focusing efforts in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.