Latino Activists in the Lens

Colorado Confidential spotted some familiar faces at the “Colorado Latinos: Forging the Future” forum on Sunday. (Photo page)Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Former State Senator Polly Baca and Congressman Ed Perlmutter listen to panel speakers on the politics of immigration.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Former Rep. Val Vigil was acknowledged for his work on the “Dream Act” that would have allowed undocumented Latino high school students to qualify for in-state tuition at Colorado colleges.

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Lic. Juan Carlos Mendoza, Acting Consul General of Mexico in Denver, Estevan Flores, Ph.D, Dever City Councilman, Rick Garcia and Crisanta Duran from the United food and Commercial Worker’s Union, Local 7 discussed socio economic impacts from immigration.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting (Far right below) House Speaker Andrew Romanoff enjoyed a chat with conference members.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS, the new chancellor for University of Colorado’s Denver and Health Sciences Center, was one of the guest speakers.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Debbie Marquez, Democratic National Committee woman and Rep. Terrance Carroll share a laugh in the halls.

(Far right below) Rep. Ed Casso had strong words about Colorado’s immigration legislation calling it “repressive.” Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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Angelique Espinoza was one of the conference attendees. She is forming an “exploratory committee” for a possible Boulder city council run. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

When DNC committee person Manny Rodriguez wants to make a point, he looks at you over his glasses.

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Margart Atencio, second vice-chair of the Colorado Democratic Party and CDP treasurer, Mark Ferrandino share a serious conversation about current events.

Photos by Leslie Robinson

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