The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, Calif., on October 23, to examine how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency.

The event, titled "Debt Collection & the Latino Community," will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, state and federal regulators and academics to discuss the issues.

The roundtable is free and open to the public. It will be held in The Pointe Conference Center at California State University, Long Beach, and will also be streamed live online. The address for The Pointe is 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, Calif, 90840. 

The agencies are encouraging people to send ideas and comments regarding the roundtable event to one of the following email address: or

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