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When IMAGE comes to Salt Lake City next week, it will be the first time the national Incorporation of Mexican American Government Employees has held a workshop in Utah.

The organization began in 1972 to help Mexican Americans take advantage of increasing opportunities for employment, education and civil rights. The organization has expanded its focus and membership over the years and is no longer exclusive to Mexican Americans or government employees.Personnel managers, EEO supervisors and others are expected to attend the 1996 training conference, which runs from May 22-25 at the Salt Palace and Red Lion hotel. In conjunction with the conference, the Salt Lake Art Center's upstairs gallery will feature a free exhibit called "Soy Un Testigo"/"I Am Witness" including works by Luis Jimenez.

The cost of the conference, which includes meals and social events, is $375, or $90 per day. Saturday events are free, with the exception of a banquet and an evening of dancing to Salsa Brava. Dance admission is $15.

Speakers throughout the week will include Irasema Garza, who heads the National Administrative Office of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, a supplement to NAFTA, and Gen. Ronald Fogleman, Air Force chief of staff.

Local speakers include Sen. Orrin Hatch, Salt Lake County Commissioner Randy Horiuchi and state legislator Pete Suazo. For details call 627-3780.