Rubén O. Martinez
The Julian Samora Research Institute is pleased to provide this summary of the Summit on Latino Issues in Michigan: Toward a Statewide Agenda, which was held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan, on July 31, 2009. This summit represents the first phase of an effort to galvanize Latino-informed leaders and researchers and provide an opportunity for them to identify, prioritize and begin to work toward solutions to the challenges facing Latinos in Michigan. Nearly 60 individuals representing different institutional sectors and geographic areas of Michigan came together for one day to work collaboratively on identifying and prioritizing the challenges facing Latinos in Michigan. Summit participants identified the following issues as key challenges for Latinos in Michigan and provided some suggestions for how they can be addressed.