On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for women (NOW) and the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lincoln County will jointly host a discussion about “Challenges Facing the Lincoln County Latino Community.” Leading the discussion will be Omar Antonio-Hernandez, Executive Director of Centro de Ayuda, and Centro’s board chair, Virginia Gibbs. The discussion will take place in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport at 6 pm. The public is welcome.
The Latino population of Lincoln County is approaching 10%, and is close to 20% in Newport. Latinos contribute significantly to the economic wellbeing of Lincoln County. They also face challenges not faced by others in the community. Antonio-Hernandez and Gibbs will discuss these challenges and what is and/or can be done to address them.
Following the discussion, Central Oregon Coast NOW and LWV of Lincoln County will conduct brief business meetings. Anyone interested in the discussion or in NOW or LWV is encouraged to attend.