April 24, 2001
La Raza President Speaks at CSUS
Raul Yzaguirre, one of the most widely
recognized leaders in the Chicano community, will speak at
California State University, Sacramento at 7 p.m., Tuesday,
May 1 in the University Union Redwood Room.
Yzaguirre is the president of the National Council of La Raza,
a non-profit Chicano/Latino organization with local chapters
throughout the country. The NCLR works to develop diversity
programs in education, healthcare and the workplace, as well
as provide a Latino perspective on social and economic welfare
issues that affect the nation's 35 million Hispanics.
A lifelong community activist, Yzaguirre began his civil rights
career at age 15 when he organized the American GI Forum juniors,
an auxiliary of the American GI Forum veteran's organization.
After graduating high school in 1958, he served in the Air
Force Medical Corps while completing his bachelor's degree
at George Washington University.
In 1969, Yzaguirre founded the Interstate Research Associates
organization, the first Mexican American research group, which
he built into a multimillion-dollar non-profit consulting
firm. Yzaguirre also serves on the visiting committee for
the John F. Kennedy government school at Harvard University
and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
In his speech at CSUS, Yzaguirre will talk about creating
business and art partnerships in diverse communities. For
more information call (916) 278-6101. Media assistance is
available by contacting the CSUS office of public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
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