Dr. Barbara Flores, a professor emeritus out of Cal State San Bernardino and president of the California Latino School Board Association and I had the honor and privilege of attending this year's Latino Aspen Institute titled, "America's Future Summit: Unlocking Potential, Advancing Prosperity" in Chicago, Illinois. We both contributed, as well (among many numerous others), to a final report to be released later this year in the context of working groups that we participated in while there.
The Institute itself is the work of the "Latinos and Society Program" of the Aspen Institute directed by Abigail Golden-Vasquez, who organized a powerful gathering of thought leaders about which I had earlier blogged.
Latin@s need to be seriously recognized in this country for our enormous contributions and potential as this piece indicates. Moreover, it begins with us as Latin@s recognizing and embracing our own potential.