National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization "focused on reducing poverty and discrimination, and improving opportunities, for Hispanic Americans." It was established in 1968 and is headquartered in Washington, DC, but it has operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
"Communities Against Hate" Leader
- "Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate across the United States. The initiative leverages a reporting database (communitiesagainsthate.org) that aggregates reports from victims, witnesses, and news accounts of hate incidents, as well as offers legal resources and social services to support people in need. Communities Against Hate aims to aggregate data on hate incidents, providing legal and social support, raising awareness, and educating the public on the prevalence of hate.
- "The initiative is led by the Leadership Conference Education Fund, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and partner organizations representing diverse communities that reflect the fabric of America, including: Center for Community Change; Color of Change; Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network); Hollaback!; Muslim Advocates; National Council of La Raza; National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC); New York City Anti-Violence Project; and the Transgender Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is serving as a strategic advisor to the initiative.
Board of Directors
- Daniel Ortega, Vice Chair and Partner at Roush, McCracken, Guerrero, Miller & Ortega in Phoenix, AZ
- Arturo Valenzuela, Secretary and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC
- Anselmo Villarreal, Treasurer and Executive Director La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. in Waukesha, WI
- Janet Murguía, President and CEO of National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC
- Monica Lozano, Publisher and CEO of La Opinión in Los Angeles, CA
- Herminio Martínez, Executive Director Bronx Institute of Lehman College in Bronx, NY
- Jim Padilla, Retired from Ford Motor Company in Sarasota, FL
- Maria Pesqueira, President and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Acción in Chicago, IL
- Jorge Plasencia, Chairman and CEO of República in Miami, FL
- Cesar Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer of GreenbergTraurig, LLP in Miami, FL
- Tom Castro, President and CEO of Border Media Partners, LLC in Houston, TX
- Dorene Dominguez, Chairman of Vanir Construction Management, Inc. in Sacramento, CA
- Patricia Fennell, Executive Director of the Latino Community Development Agency in Oklahoma City, OK
- Maria S. Gomez, President and CEO of Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc. in Washington, DC
- Lupe Martinez, President and CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI
- Linda Mazon Gutierrez, President of Hispanic Women’s Corporation in Phoenix, AZ
- Maricela Monterrubio Gallegos, Retired from Hewlett-Packard in Galt, CA
- Hon. Felipe Reinoso, Former State Representative in Bridgeport, CT
- Dr. Clara Rodriguez, Professor at Fordham University in New York, NY
- Isabel Rubio, Executive Director of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama in Birmingham, AL
- Angela Sanbrano, President of National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities in Los Angeles, CA
- Dr. Juan Sánchez, Founder, El Presidente, and CEO of Southwest Key Programs, Inc. in Austin, TX
- Lionel Sosa, of Sosa Consultation and Design in Floresville, TX
- Isabel Valdés, President of Isabel Valdés Consulting in Palo Alto, CA
- Cid Wilson, Director of Equity Research at Kevin Dann & Partners, LLC in Leonia, NJ
- Alfredo Villaseñor, Vice Chair and Executive Director of Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County
- Maria Quezada, Executive Director of California Association for Bilingual Education
- Linda Mazon Gutierrez, Chair and President of Hispanic Women’s Corporation
- John Martinez, Executive Director of HELP-New Mexico, Inc.
- Alicia Villarreal, Executive Director of Latino Family Services
- Victor Leandry, Secretary and Executive Director of El Centro de Servicios Sociales
- Maria Matos, Executive Director of Latin American Community Center, Inc.
- Nicholas Torres, Executive Director of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
- Sonia Gutierrez, Executive Director of Carlos Rosario International Career Center
- Tony Asion, Executive Director of El Pueblo, Inc.
- Richard Farias, Executive Director of Tejano Center for Community Concerns
- Mary Capello, President and CEO of the Texas Migrant Council
- 2008 Annual Report, download page
- https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/press-releases/leadership-conference-education-fund-lawyers-committee-civil-rights-under-law-nine The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative, accessed August 7 2018