July 12, 2003
La Raza in Austin

The National Council of La Raza is holding its annual convention in Austin this weekend, and up to 20,000 attendees are expected. They've got some pretty high-profile speakers lined up to address them:

Latino leaders and activists will attend workshops and seminars and hear speakers, including the president of Spain, Don José María Aznar; Democratic presidential candidates Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson; U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas; and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, among others.

Must be a good time for conventions, though why they're picking such hot weather sites as Austin and Miami, where the NAACP is holding its 94th annual convention starting on Sunday, is a bit of a mystery to me. FYI, Kerry and Dean will be among the participants at a candidates' forum there on Monday.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 12, 2003 to Society and cultcha | TrackBack