NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host a press briefing on Tuesday, July 12 to preview the events, speakers, and highlights of the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference, sponsored by Toyota, which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C.  The briefing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, this year’s location for all Conference events.

The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference, with the theme “Embrace Now,” is the preeminent event for NCLR, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.  At the briefing, Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO, will announce the featured speakers and events at this year’s Conference and provide additional information regarding President Obama’s highly anticipated attendance.  Murguía will be available to speak with press about the Conference.

The briefing will also offer a preview of the 2011 NCLR National Latino Family Expo™, the largest Hispanic consumer show in the country, which is free and open to the general public.  This year’s National Latino Family Expo will feature more than 200 exhibitors and includes a number of themed pavilions offering free giveaways, raffles, and interactive programs, such as cooking demonstrations, music and dance performances, and exercise classes.  Additional free services include health screenings and a Diversity Career Fair for job seekers.

The NCLR Annual Conference is the largest national gathering of its kind in the Latino community, serving as the meeting ground for community leaders, activists, and elected and appointed officials; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; and youth.  Last year’s Conference in San Antonio contributed millions of dollars in needed revenue to the city’s economy and attracted thousands of participants.  Toyota is the Title Sponsor of the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference and UPS is the Title Sponsor of the National Latino Family Expo.


  • WHO: Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR
  • WHAT: Press briefing to preview events, highlights, and speakers for the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference
  • WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 9:00 a.m. EDT
  •  WHERE: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Exhibit Hall B South, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008 – (Metro Red Line)

To register for press credentials for Conference, please visit <> .

All media must register in advance.  Please confirm your attendance for this event by contacting Joseph Rendeiro at by Monday, July 11, 2011

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