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July 6, 2017

HACU president speaks on panel at LULAC's 88th National Convention

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' (HACU) President and CEO Antonio R. Flores presented on the panel "Climate Change and the Latino Community: What do recent developments mean for our community and what can we do to support further climate action," on July 6 at the League Of United Latin American Citizens' (LULAC) 88th National Convention and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas. The panel discussed America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and steps being taken in communities across the nation to combat climate change.

Flores, who also serves on the board of EcoAmerica, spoke about the impact of climate change on Latinos and their communities in correlation to their values, and in enlisting current and incoming college students as well as recent graduates in response to these changes.         

Joining Flores on the panel moderated by Joe Enriquez Henry, National Vice President for the Midwest, LULAC, were:  

  • Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, senior director, International Climate Cooperation, World Wildlife Fund
  • Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, New Mexico State Legislature, District 13
  • Katherine Neebe, director of Sustainability, Walmart