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Oscar Chacon, executive director of Alianza Americas and an immigrant from El Salvador, will speak of Latino immigrant issues in the US and the impacts of the Latino diaspora in Latin America.


Oscar ChaconOscar A. Chacón is a co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas (formerly known as National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities­NALACC), an umbrella of immigrant‐led and immigrant serving organizations based in the United States of America, dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latino immigrant communities in the US, as well as of peoples throughout the Americas. Prior to his designation in 2007 in his current role, Oscar served in leadership positions at the Chicago‐based Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the Boston‐ based Centro Presente, and several other community based and international development organizations. Oscar has also served in multiple advisory committees to national and international processes including the Civil Society Consultation process associated to the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the World Social Forum on Migration. Oscar is a frequent national and international spokesperson on transnationalism, economic justice, the link between migration and development, migrant’s integration processes, human mobility, migration policies, racism and xenophobia; and U.S. Latino community issues.