DFW Today! - Diversity Luncheon

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2011
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance
flyer at http://www.dfwinternational.org/DFWToday/DFWTodayLuncheon.pdf

Honorary Chair Pauline Medrano, Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, along with two Dallas area mayors  proudly invite you to DFW Today, a luncheon that tracks the extraordinary changes in the DFW area's demographic profile. The fourth annual diversity event is organized by DFW International Community Alliance and the Dallas Public Library and will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the J. Erik Johnson Central Library in the O'Hara Room, 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201. The event is open to the public but seating is limited so please purchase the $25 tickets quickly - either by calling 972-661-2764 or online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1871687267/eorg

The guest speaker is former Texas State Demographer Dr. Steve Murdock (currently Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University) who will speak on "DFW Today - Who are we? How've we changed? How to reach us? What does it mean to you?" Dr. Murdock is a demographer and researcher in public policy areas who will present data from the 2010 Census along with population projections and issues of particular interest to civic and corporate leaders..

The Honorary Chairs for the luncheon are:
Pauline Medrano, Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem
Dr. Carrie Gordon, Mayor of Balch Springs
Joe Chow, Former Mayor of Addison

Honorary Chair Pauline Medrano says, “The new Census figures are a clear indication of the changes impacting our communities, governments and citizens in general. We all know that tremendous challenges lie ahead of us and that solutions are not easy to reach. In the DFW Metroplex 44 % of our residents are immigrants and their families, and that 239 languages are spoken in North Texas. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate DFW International Community Alliance for all the efforts to transmit important information to our Immigrant community and for staging exciting civic and cultural events like the DFW Today luncheon with Dr. Murdock."

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at http://www.dfwinternational.org/ . For more details about DFW International Community Alliance, see the media page at http://www.dfwinternational.org/media_/ or call 972-661-2764.