South Carolina Hispanic/Latino Affairs Summit

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs Set to Host Inaugural Hispanic/Latino Affairs Summit

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(Columbia, SC) — In a historic move, the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs is gearing up to launch the very first South Carolina Hispanic/Latino Affairs Summit. This groundbreaking event aims to provide a platform for community members and leaders to come together, share experiences, and inspire action in support of the Hispanic/Latino community.

Taking place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the summit will be held at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, located at 1260 Lexington Dr., Room AC 143, West Columbia, SC 29170.

This summit is open to the public, though due to limited seating, interested attendees are required to register. Notably, there is no cost associated with participation. (Click Here to Register)

The event boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including Dr. Frank Rodriguez, Superintendent of Beaufort County School District, who will deliver the keynote address. Joining him are notable figures such as Maria Yturria, Deputy Chief of Professional Development/Public Affairs Office at Richland County Sheriff’s Department; The Honorable Michèle Patrão Forsythe, Family Court Judge at Charleston Circuit 9; Ivan Segura, Director of Multicultural Affairs at SCCMA; Vanessa Gongora, Territory Director for Norsan Media; Melanie Delgado, former Infrastructure Implementation Communications Intern at The White House; and Sarai Melendez, Councilmember of the City of Walhalla.

For further information and inquiries about the event, please contact Alex Tovar, Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division Program Manager, at 803-832-8298 or via email

This summit is poised to be a significant occasion, offering attendees a unique opportunity to network, gain insights, and celebrate the contributions of those dedicated to advocating for the Hispanic/Latino community.

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