The Hispanic Affairs Council of Alaska (HACA) and Bridge Builders of Anchorage will host a forum with Anchorage mayoral candidates on Friday, March 6th, 2009 at the Fairview Recreation Center (1121 East 10th Avenue) from 5:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the general public.
“We are extremely grateful to the candidates for accepting our invitation and we are looking forward to giving the members of our community an opportunity to become more informed about their choices in the upcoming election” said Angelina Estrada‐Burney, HACA’s President and member of the Bridge Builder’s board of directors.
This is not the first time that HACA and Bridge Builders have partnered to host a community event. In 2008, both groups hosted forums for the community to meet Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Ted Stevens. HACA also hosted a highly successful U.S. House of Representatives Candidates Forum during the last election.
Established in 2007, and inspired by a meeting of Hispanic leaders and members of the board of the Rasmuson Foundation, HACA’s mission is to empower, unite, and educate Hispanic/Latinos in economic, education, health and social services and justice through statewide community outreach, coalition building and promoting cultural awareness.
Bridge Builders of Anchorage was established in 1996 to build a “community of friends” among all racial and cultural groups in Anchorage. Their mission is to make Anchorage the first city without prejudice.