Outreach & Forums

Salud. Familia. Comunidad.

Thank you for joining us in Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego to learn more about California Environmental Voters’ Education Fund’s 2012 Latino Environmental Poll. The forums were open to the public and announced the results of our ground-breaking survey of Latinos’ environmental attitudes and concerns.

Discussions included an overview of statewide survey results as well as a deeper examination of local results with a panel of regional advocates. Together with these experts from and advocates for California’s Latino communities, we analyzed specific implications and next steps for protecting the environment and public health.

Past forums:

October 4, 2012
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Oakland Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Community Partners: Azul, Ella Baker Center, Full Court Press, Green for All, The Greenlining Institute, New America Media, and Urban Habitat

Moderator: Irma Herrera, New America Media

Panelists: Alameda Vice Mayor Rob Bonta; Abel Guillen, Peralta Community College; Marce Gutiérrez, Azul; Michelle Romero, Greenlining Institute; Alvaro Sanchez Sanchez, Green for All; and Ben Tulchin, Tulchin Research


October 10, 2012
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fresno Hugh M. Burns State Building
2550 Mariposa Mall
Community Partners: California Rural Assistance League Foundation, Clinica Sierra Vista, Communities for a New California Education Fund, Community Water Center / El Céntro Comunitario Por El Agua, CVAQ, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Fresno Metro Ministry, Full Court Press, Latinos United for Clean Air / Latino Unidos Conscientizados al Ambiente, San Joaquin Valley Latino Environmental Advancement Project, and The Center on Race, Poverty, & the Environment

Moderator: Reina Cárdenas, Univision Fresno

Panelists: Rey León, San Joaquin Valley Latino Environmental Advancement & Policy Project; Maricela Mares-Alatorre, People for Clean Air & Water of Kettleman City; Rosenda Mataka, Grayson Neighborhood Council; Walter Ramirez, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation; and Ben Tulchin, Tulchin Research

October 17, 2012
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Los Angeles Davidson Conference Center, USC
3415 South Figueroa Street
Community Partners: Centro Latino for Literacy, Diverse Strategies for Organizing, Inc., Full Court Press, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Mujeres de la Tierra, University of Southern California Latino Student Assembly, University of Southern California Political Student Assembly, Univision Radio Los Angeles, and Urban Semillas

Moderator: Victor Griego, Diverse Strategies for Organizing, Inc.

Panelists: Senator Kevin De León, Representing California’s 22nd Senate District; Veronica Gutierrez, Southern California Edison; Irma Muñoz, Mujeres de la Tierra; Marta Segura, Diverse Strategies for Organizing, Inc.; and Ben Tulchin, Tulchin Research

October 24, 2012
5:30pm – 8:30pm
San Diego The New Children’s Museum
200 West Island Avenue
Local Partners: Bayside Community Center, Casa Familiar, Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc, Environmental Health Coalition, Full Court Press, League of Conservation Voters San Diego, Maximizing Access to Advance our Communities (MAAC), National Latino Research Center (NLRC), The New Children’s Museum, US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Moderator: Oscar Romo, Watershed Coordinator Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

Panelists: Georgette Gomez, Environmental Health Coalition; Carmen Lopez, Registrar of Voters, County of San Diego; Dr. Jenny Quintana, San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health; Jorge Riquelme, Bayside Community Center; Andrea Skorepa, Casa Familiar; Ben Tulchin, Tulchin Research; and Frank Urtasun, San Diego Gas & Electric

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Statewide sponsors: CLCV Education Fund, Edison International, PG&E, SDGE a Sempra Energy Utility, Southern California Gas Company

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