PHILADELPHIA, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Esperanza, the largest Hispanic faith-based Evangelical network in the United States, committed to strengthening the Latino community, is hosting the 8th annual National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference, June 17-19, 2009 in Washington, D.C. These unique events bring together over 750 national Hispanic spiritual and community leaders to the nation's capital where they join in celebration and prayer for our country, our political leaders, and our communities, and advocate for the needs of Hispanics in the United States.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 WHAT: The State of Hispanic Housing Dinner Features discussions of housing issues that affect the Hispanic community. WHEN: Wednesday, June 17 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Media Check-In Outside Salon I & II WHERE: The J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Salon I & II WHO: Mr. Ken Wade, Neighbor Works America Mr. Ira Goldstein, Ph.D., The Reinvestment Fund The Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., President and founder, Esperanza Gospel recording artists Julissa and Ingrid Rosario WHAT: Church Leadership Plenary How Church Leaders can address a community in crisis. WHEN: Wednesday, June 17 8:30 - 9:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Media Check-In Outside Salon I & II WHERE: The J.W. Marriot Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Salon I & II WHO: Three-time Latin Grammy Award winner, Marcos Witt Thursday, June 18, 2009 WHAT: Esperanza Partners and Awards Dinner
Features a formal recognition of Esperanza's partners and award recipients. Esperanza to announce partnership with AETNA in response to the needs of the Hispanic community. Esperanza also to highlight partnership with Wal-Mart working towards environmental sustainability.
WHEN: Thursday, June 18 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Media Check-In Outside Salon III & IV WHERE: The J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. Salon III & IV
WHO: Mr. Adolfo Carrion, Jr., Director, White House Office of Urban Affairs
Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), receiving the Esperanza Advocate Award
The Rev. Adolfo Carrion, Sr., receiving the Esperanza Spirit Award Mr. Fernando Arau, receiving the Esperanza Image Award
Gospel recording artists Alex Campos, Julissa, Ordained Praise, Marcos Witt, and Ingrid Rosario
Friday, June 19, 2009 WHAT: The 2009 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast
Over 750 national Hispanic Clergy and community leaders join in prayer for our nation and the Hispanic community.
WHEN: Friday, June 19 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. Media Check-In Outside Grand Ballroom
(NOTE: All media representatives need to be present no later than 6:50 a.m. - doors close at 7:00 a.m.)
WHERE: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., Grand Ballroom WHO: President Barack H. Obama (Invited) The Hon. Edward G. Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania The Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., President and Founder of Esperanza The Rev. Danny Cortes Mrs. Maria Ruiz, receiving the Mujeres de Esperanza Certain Woman Award
Gospel recording artist Marcos Witt, Julissa, Ingrid Rosario, Alex Campos, and Ordained Praise Esperanza USA
Web Site: http://www.esperanza.us/