President’s 2010 Summit Message
The 13th Annual National Leadership Summit of the Dominican American National Roundtable aims at strengthening our agenda and paving the way to launch the National Dominican American Council (NDAC), the civic engagement community relations organ of the DANR.
The three topics to be dissected at the Summit capture the heart of Dominican Americans’ next frontier in the United States: Education continues to be the single most important issue affecting the progress of Dominicans in the nation; Economic development is the key to our success; and Redistricting will determine our next level of political representation: the U.S. Congress.
The DANR is the premier national forum for Dominican Americans and America’s only national voice advocating on behalf of over 1.6 million Dominicans living in the United States and Puerto Rico. This national gathering is considered to be among the most important events of the year on the Dominican American and Latino calendars. During the Conference, sponsors will be able to take full advantage of the numerous opportunities to market, recruit from, and network with hundreds of Dominican American and Latino professionals, educators, artists, elected officials, community leaders, businesspeople, union leaders, sports celebrities, and college students coming from all over the country, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Thursday, November 18th, is the DANR Board Retreat. Friday, November 19th, the Summit will hold its press conference at the National Press Club, followed by a strategy session with National Dominican American Council Vice Presidents and Directors from around the country, including a sizable delegation from Puerto Rico.
In the evening, the topic of race relations will be discussed at an open forum being coordinated at Howard University, one of the country’s leading private universities founded in 1867 in Washington, DC. The showing of the documentary “Dominicans Are Black Too” will be followed by a lively discussion among students and panelists.
Saturday the 20th, at The U.S. Capitol, the Summit will feature concurrent workshops on education and economic development. At noon, during the Summit Power Luncheon, we will enjoy networking and sharing with panelists, students, personalities and dignitaries. In the afternoon, the Summit will feature a plenary session on redistricting.
There will be VIP receptions and more activities programmed for the Summit, including guided tours, a special performance for the youth and students, a forum with US elected officials of Dominican descent, and the launching of a new DANR sponsored book titled Cuatro Dácadas de Migración Femenina e Impacto en la Economia Dominicana 1970-2010 by Dr. Irma Nicasio, Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, the oldest university in the Americas, founded in 1538.
Come join us and help us strengthen our national agenda.
We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends in Washington, DC.
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Thank you very much for your support!
President Nestor Montilla