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AJC to host discussion panel on Latino-Jewish cooperation

The Founding Principal of the Raben Group, Larry Gonzalez, will lead discussion on the commonalities between the Latino community and the Jewish community.

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In an effort to further discussion and understanding of the relationship between Jews and Latinos, the Founding Principal of the Raben Group, Larry Gonzalez, will moderate a panel discussion hosted by the American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia/New Jersey (AJC) later this month on Oct. 24.

The discussion will cover the shared histories and values between the two communities as the two organizations seek to strengthen ties between Latinos and Jews.

The Raben Group is a lobbying, consulting, and public affairs firm with roots in advocacy for communities of color and LGBTQ+ communities. Notably, their team is composed mostly of members from underrepresented communities.

The AJC is the leader in global Jewish advocacy and has worked to build Latino and Jewish coalitions at both national and local levels across the United States.

Larry Gonzalez has been with The Raben Group since 2006, and is a leader in their LatinStrategies practice group.

Gonzalez's previous experience includes operating as the Washington D.C. director for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), an association of over 5,000 Latino public officials that has been recognized on a national level.

He has many years of experience in legislative battles, representing a client portfolio before the House and Senate banking and judiciary committees. This experience has shown him both the vital need for coalition building and the inner workings of the policymaking process.

Other experience includes serving as legislative aide within the Illinois State Senate, an aide for the Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners, and director of communications at the Cook County Clerk's office.

The discussion will occur on Thursday Oct. 27, 2022 at beginning at 12 p.m. The event will be hosted at the Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor in Philadelphia, PA. More information about event registration can be found here.

Editors note: This article was revised on 10/14/2022 to reflect a change of the Keynote Speaker for this event.

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