Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 6, 2010


The U.S. Department of State has partnered with the Denver Biennial of the Americas to celebrate the shared history, values, culture, and interests that link the nations of our hemisphere. We are especially honored to support their efforts as Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico celebrate 200 years of independence in 2010, as will most other Latin American nations by 2025.

The Americas Roundtable series is the Denver Biennial’s primary public dialogue component. Roundtable topics will include education, women as drivers of the new economy, poverty reduction, energy and climate change and others. Featured participants include U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela, U.S. Representative to the OAS Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William Brownfield, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens and U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Vilma Martinez. Involving citizens from most of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere, the Americas Roundtable is designed as a public call to action, seeking to identify common challenges, seek joint opportunities, and promote collaboration.

In an effort to open up the dialogue to as many participants from around the region and the world as possible, roundtables from July 6 – 8 will be live streamed in both Spanish and English. We welcome questions, comments and ideas from throughout the hemisphere via these platforms, Twitter (@WHAAsstSecty @thebiennial) or Facebook. We also encourage you to follow the Denver Biennial here.



PRN: 2010/899