Latino leaders discuss ways to enhance political mobilization

Charlene Haparimwi
May 04, 2017

During some of the most tumultuous months in recent American political history, many Latinos felt that their voices were not being heard. Award-winning journalist and DePaul faculty member Maria Hinojosa will co-host a conversation with Julio Ricardo Varela, digital media director of Futuro Media, on Latino political mobilization and participation. The event is sponsored by the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies and will be held May 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

Discussion panelist will include Enrique Acevedo, anchor of the award-winning Noticiero Univision late-night edition; Esther Cepeda, a nationally syndicated opinion columnist; Victoria DeFrancesca De Soto, a political scientist and MSNBC contributor; Justina Machado, a Latina actor from Chicago; and Steve Cortes, a FOX News contributor and member of Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council.

Hinojosa and Varela, who co-host the political podcasts "Latino USA" and "In the Thick," will lead the conversation about Latinos, intersectionality and political power.

The event is free and open to the public. The panel discussions will be taped and later broadcast on the "In the Thick" podcast for those unable to attend the event. More information can be found on the event's Facebook page.

Latinos: Political Participation? Mobilization? Or Silenced?
Thursday, May 11
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cortelyou Commons