For the first time in two years after the Covid-19 Pandemic the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs will meet in person and registration reached capacity. Those who did not have an opportunity to register may attend via livestream on the internet. Community members may also attend a live streaming event at El Centro Hispano in Raleigh.
The council advises Governor Cooper on issues relating to the Hispanic/Latino community in North Carolina. They support state efforts toward the improvement of race and ethnic relations and provide a forum for discussion of issues concerning the Hispanic/Latino community. The agenda for this meeting will include recommendations to the Council Chair in the areas of Health, Education, Leadership, Legislative and Advocacy, Economic Development, and Public Safety. Erik Valera, COO at El Centro Hispano said, “The overwhelming response to register and participate in a public meeting that often goes under the radar signals a shift in how our community engages with the Governor’s office.” The Governor’s Office has been coordinating with El Centro Hispano to support making the livestream available to the community.
The agenda includes presentations by state officials on the topic areas. Additionally there will be time allotted for public comments that can be presented in person or read on their behalf. Community members interested in making a public comment may email Cristina Espana, Deputy Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the NC Office of Governor Roy Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one day prior to the meeting.
Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
Livestream El Centro Hispano in Raleigh
421 Chapanoke Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Aug 31, 2022 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Link to the Live Stream: https://livestream.com/nc-dot/events/10566756