Oscar A. Chacon

Oscar Chacon serves currently as Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities (NALACC). Until December, 2006, Mr. Chacon served as director of Enlaces América, a project of the Chicago-based Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights. Mr. Chacón served for most of the 1990’s as executive director of Centro Presente, Inc, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Chacón served for many years as president of the Salvadoran American National Network (SANN). Mr. Chacon is a frequent lecturer in national and international conferences, as well as a media spokesperson on Latino immigrant issues in the U.S.

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Jose-Luis-Gutierrez_01José Luis Gutiérrez

Community activist and educator. Over 22 years of experience working as a community leader in several different agencies and organizations. Active role in the campaign for the Mexican vote abroad, elected member to the Advisory Council of The Institute of Mexicans Abroad (CC-IME), President of the Federation of Michoacanos in Illinois (FEDECMI), President of the Board of Directors for the Latino Progress Institute. Founding member of The National Alliance of Latin-American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC ) and the Confederation of Mexicans Hometown Federations (CONFEMEX). Work and commitment has been recognized trough several awards including the Jose Maria Morelos Award given by the City Council of Morelia, Michoacán for active participation in the defense of migrants’ rights. Member of the International Committee for the First Latin American Migrant Community Summit celebrated in Morelia Michoacán Mexico in 2007. Member of the advisory committee for the Illinois Hispanic Employment Plan and the Community Board of the Triton College. Member of the International Committee of the World Social Forum on Migration. Director of the Office of New Americans Policy and Advocacy in the Office of the Governor of Illinois since March 2006 to August 2009.

Currently he is the Co-Director for Transnational Affairs of the National Alliance of Latin-Americans and Caribbean Communities.

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Xochiitl-Espinosa_01Xochitl Espinosa
Xochitl received her BA in International Relations from Dominican University where as student leader became civically involved with the Mexican immigrant community in Chicago. Afterwards, she enlisted in the Peace Corps for more than 2 years as a small business development volunteer working with artisan women and high school students in Benin, West Africa. Xochitl has been involved with several immigrant advocacy organizations, and previously worked as a Policy and Community Organizing Coordinator for The Resurrection Project. She received her Masters in International Public Service Management from DePaul University and currently works as the Operations and Program Manager for the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC).

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