Town Hall Event
“A Border Journey”
Wednesday, October 23
MORGAN SMITH, Freelance Writer and Photographer has had a long career in state government in Colorado as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, Commissioner of Agriculture, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, and Director of the Colorado International Trade Office.
He now lives in New Mexico and, for the last eight years, has been traveling to the Mexican border at least once a month to document conditions there and work with a number of humanitarian organizations.
His photos are his way of “bringing to life” the realities of the border and the humanity of the people who struggle to survive there.
Gilberto “Gil” Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas and its Foundation President
Under Mr. Cisneros, leadership and vision COTA and its Foundation continues to grow as a vibrant, well-positioned global organization. Over the last 26 years he has been tireless in his pursuit of harmony and economic empowerment and justice throughout the International Community. COTA is now embarking on a new and exciting journey to heal a Divided Nation and International Community, creating a society for the greater good of all humanity.
Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA
Dr. Conde is senior consultant to COTA, bringing 33 plus years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.
MC and Moderator:
Tony Bottagaro, Special Advisor to COTA and its Foundation on National and International Affairs
Mr. Bottagaro is a Seasoned Executive, Acclaimed Speaker, Bestselling Author, Playwright, Stage Performer and Storyteller. For over 36 years, he has taken his message “To Create A World More Human and More Divine,” to many sectors of society, including the State Department, United Nations, and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
Location: The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Participation fee: $40.00. Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before the event. Advance payment is appreciated.
Sponsors: Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Grupo Cisneros Internacional, BizWest, The Palm Restaurant