Mark your calendars! The 2016 Presidential Elections are approaching, and the Latinx vote will be a powerful tool in winning the candidacy. Interested in learning how and why? Join the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies conjuction with the Futuro Media Group as we host four panels with speakers from around the country who specialize in issues around politics, Latinxs, and black/brown coalitions.
This event is FREE and open to the public!
9:00-9:30am — Introductions and Coffee
9:30-11:00am — Deconstructing the Myth of Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (Futuro Media Group), Mark Hugo Lopez (Pew Research Center), Cristina Mora (University of California, Berkeley), Michael Rodriguez (University of Chicago), and Julio Ricardo Varela (Futuro Media Group)
11:15-12:30pm — Humanizing America viewing and guests with Christian Diaz (“Young and Latino”) , Anthony Downer (“Leaders of Color”), Omar Lopez (“Senior and Progressive”), and Maria Hinojosa
12:30-1:00pm — Networking and Strategizing Break
1:00-2:15pm — Black/Brown Coalitions with Luis Gutierrez (U.S. House of Representatives), Valerie Johnson (DePaul University), María de Los Angeles Torres (University of Illinois in Chicago), and Laura Washington (Chicago Sun Times)
2:15pm-3:00pm — Hispandering with Latina comedian Cristela Alonzo