conf_media_advisoryLive entertainment, prizes and giveaways, health screenings and more are all free of charge

LOS ANGELES—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will celebrate the influence of the growing Latino community at the 2014 National Latino Family Expo® on July 19–21 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, the city with the largest Latino population in the U.S., will play host to this exciting event held in conjunction with the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Adults and children alike will be treated to a weekend full of educational and engaging activities that will entertain the entire family free of charge.

With nearly 200 exhibitors, the event will feature everything from complimentary health screenings to star-studded live entertainment, giveaways and more. Building on 2014’s international soccer fervor, the Expo’s Sports and Fitness/Deportes Pavilion will feature the 2014 Copa NCLR Soccer Tournament and a children’s soccer clinic facilitated by the LA Galaxy. At the Health/Tu Salud Pavilion, screenings for vision, lung health, kidney health, diabetes risk, blood pressure and more will be available free of charge. The Science and Technology/El Futuro Pavilion will dazzle children with captivating science experiments and display innovations in the latest automotive technologies.

In addition to nationally renowned talent, speakers and entertainers, the Expo will welcome Nickelodeon characters Dora and Friends along with other costumed characters including Snoopy, LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo, LA Kings mascot Bailey, Doki from the Discovery Channel, the GEICO Gecko and the L.A. Zoo mascot. This year, Dora and Friends will serve as the official ambassadors to the 2014 NCLR National Latino Family Expo and will host a number of interactive children’s activities within the Expo hall.

The National Latino Family Expo, title-sponsored by UPS, is a unique and exciting gathering focused on providing activities and resources for the Latino family that are open to the public and free of charge. Composed of seven themed pavilions, the Expo offers resources and activities designed to educate, entertain and empower Latino families.

WHAT:  2014 NCLR National Latino Family Expo, offering live entertainment, free health screenings, raffles and fun prizes. Admission is free.

WHEN:  Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A
1201 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

NOTE: The Los Angeles Convention Center has parking available for a fee at West Hall Parking.

It is Metro-accessible through the Blue Line, which connects with all Metro Rail and Metrolink lines at Union Station and stops on Flower at Pico (Pico Station), directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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