The Roadmap to Latino Prosperity
Mara Perez, PhD
Founder and Principal
The upcoming Census 2020 calls attention to the changing demographics of California and the United States. California is now considered a “majority-minority” state, one in which Whites are fewer than 50 percent of the population and traditional minorities make up more than half. Of those minorities, Latinos represent the largest component. In fact, Latinos are projected to represent nearly 30 percent of the total U.S. population between 2050-2060.
What does this mean for our national economy, prosperity, and political and business leadership? We welcome Dr. Mara Perez to help us understand these demographic shifts and their impacts.
Dr. Perez is Founder and Principal of Latino Futures, a consulting and think-tank project focused on fostering Latino success and prosperity as a means of assuring America’s future success and prosperity. Her strategic program, entitled “The Roadmap to Latino Prosperity,” creates a framework to build Latino socio-economic prosperity, arguing that this is a national imperative as the population undergoes dramatic racial and ethnic shifts over the coming decades.
Dr. Perez earned a PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago. She is a Research Fellow at Dominican University of California concentrating on Latino entrepreneurship, and at LeaderSpring Center, focusing on leadership in the non-profit sector and women of color in the tech sector. Her publications have appeared in many prestigious books and journals, including the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Latin Business Today. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Marin Health Center (formerly Marin General Hospital).
Please join us on March 11 for Dr. Perez’s talk describing how we can imagine and create a prosperous future for the nation by investing in the Latino community.
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement."
"I am one; but still, I am one. I cannot do everything, but still, I can do something."
Why a Law Enforcement Chaplain?
Reverend Jan Heglund
Chaplain, San Rafael Police Department
and San Francisco Division of the FBI
What sparks a passion for pastoral service in the context of police enforcement? And what drives it for 25 years?
Reverend Jan Heglund will join us on February 12 to talk about her extraordinary career in chaplaincy for Bay Area law enforcement and service groups, including her current roles as Chaplain for the San Rafael Police Department and the San Francisco Division of the FBI.
Reverend Jan was ordained at Grace Cathedral in 1994. Over the years, she served at churches in Mill Valley and Sausalito. Law enforcement caught her interest in 1995, when she began as Chaplain for the San Rafael Police Department.
She served at 9/11 and was the chaplain at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In 2001, she was a founding member of the First Responders Support Network, a retreat for law enforcement personnel who are suffering from PTSA.
She also helped to found Project Grace, an organization that supports women who have lost a child.
She was recently called to help at the Gilroy mass shooting.
Reverend Jan has received many, many awards and honors. Among them are the Outstanding Clergy of the Year Award from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in 2010; the Making a Difference for Women Award from Marin Soroptimists in 2008; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award (2013); and the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame, YWCA.
"Women rely on friends. ...That's where we draw sustenance and find safety. We can count on our women friends when we need a good laugh or a good cry."
"When we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action, Then hope will come"