Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum

Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum

Latinos represent the fastest growing demographic group for a significant proportion of cities, small and large, across the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos constitute the fastest-growing segment of the capital region’s population, the majority of them coming from El Salvador and from South America. More than half of the area’s one million Hispanics are foreign-born.

Urban planners and decision-makers in DC and elsewhere are currently grappling with often rapidly changing demographics, in the process seeking to address the emerging needs and challenges of their growing diversity, including Latinos, around the growth of small business, affordable housing, schools, and other public services. How well are these cities doing?

This fifth Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum will convene AU faculty, together with nationally recognized scholars of urban diversity and Latino life in US cities from around the country and directors of Latino-serving non-profits, to address the promise and challenges of building more inclusive cities for Latino residents. With attention to urban policy and planning in the District of Columbia, in dialogue with small and medium sized cities nationwide experiencing significant growth of their Latino populations, the Forum will assess steps now being taken and alternatives for making often rapidly changing communities and neighborhoods more welcoming to Latinos.

This event will also be broadcasted via Facebook Live from the Center’s Facebook page. To tune in, please visit the Center’s Facebook page at the start of the event.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email or call 202-885-6178 with any questions. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event will be held on American University’s main campus in Abramson Family Founders Room, AU School of International Service. For information on getting to American University and parking, please visit this webpage.