What is the Agenda For The Event?




AGENDA (To begin promptly at 12:00pm) 

1.  Welcome, Virginia Madueno - Former Mayor of Riverbank, Current Commissioner of California Boating and Waterways

2.  Brief Overview of Communities for a New California Education Fund, Venise Curry, CNCEF San Joaquin Valley Regional Director

3.  State of Women In Public Policy, Araceli Garcia Munoz, California Voting Rights Act Organizer

4.  Small Group Discussions

5.  Four 15-minute Panel Interviews: Moderated by Jacquie Marroquin, Capacity Building Program Manager, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

     a.  Denise Hulett, National Senior Counsel - MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund)

     b.  See Lee, Former Commissioner, City of Merced Independent Districting Advisory Committee

     c.  Mary Curry, Former Fresno Unified School District Trustee 

     d. Anna Caballero, Former Secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

6.  4pm - Close / Networking, Lydia Yonan, CNCEF Public Policy Analyst 

Directions to U.C. Merced


UC Merced, 5200 N. Lake Road, is about eight miles northeast of the city of Merced’s downtown area. Driving directions to the campus from the region’s major airports (San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and Fresno) are available online.

Driving directions for travelers coming to campus by way of Highway 99  – the nearby state route that stretches nearly the entire length of California’s Central Valley – are:

Directions from southbound Highway 99

  1. Head southeast on CA-99 South.
  2. Take Exit 187B toward Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
  3. Turn left onto CA-59 North/Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
  4. Take the third right onto West 16th Street.
  5. Take the third left onto G Street.
  6. Turn right onto East Bellevue Road.
  7. Turn left at Lake Road.
  8. Arrive at main entrance to the UC Merced campus.

Directions from northbound Highway 99

  1. Head northwest on CA-99 North.
  2. Take exit 187A for G Street.
  3. Turn right onto G Street.
  4. Turn right onto East Bellevue Road.
  5. Turn left at Lake Road.
  6. Arrive at main entrance to the UC Merced campus.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the event?


If you have questions about the event - please navigate to our contact page by clicking here. We will answer your question as soon as we can.  

Will There Be Food?


Yes, plenty of finger foods such as Bruschetta, Pin Wheels, Chicken Flautas, and Pork Slyders will be provided by FiveTenBistro.