The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, joined by the civic group Cien Amigos, and the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California hosted the 5th annual California-Mexico Advocacy Day on May 5, 2014. 

The year's theme was "Opportunities and Challenges - 20 years after NAFTA."

Below are select images from the day's events: 

Latina Women in Public Life in California

On Wednesday, May 7, the California Latino Caucus Institute hosted a reception titled "Latina Women in Public Life in California 1850-2014" at the California Museum. Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, renowned author and historian, spoke on the power of Latina women who have been organizing for social causes in California since 1850.

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Hearing of the Senate Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation

Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) held an informational hearing to examine the current state of economic affairs between California and Mexico 20 years after the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Reception at Leland Stanford Mansion

Senator Lou Correa was recognized for his outstanding contributions to California-Mexico relations as the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation. 

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California Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

The Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon at the Esquire Building to discuss the major opportunities and challenges of NAFTA. Speakers included: Duncan Wood, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Edward Taylor, Director of Rural Economies of he Americas Program at UC Davis; and, Jaana Remes, representative of the McKinsey Global Institute. 

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