Latino trendsetters, influencers and newsmakers gather in Miami, Florida for the 8th annual Hispanicize conference.
You know you’re in for something special when on the first day, Colombian musical artist Juanes performs…
I’ve been going to the conference for the last 4 years as part of the partnership between Hispanicize and NAHJ (where I served as president from 2012-14).
I had the opportunity to meet the Reverend Jesse Jackson who shared his insights on the plight of the Hispanic community for fair and equal treatment from an administration (president Donald Trump) which has attached them at every turn.
“One candle can break through darkness” – Reverend Jesse Jackson
It only takes one person with enough courage to stand up and shed light on the forces of oppression.
I’m proud to support the NAHJ Student Project at Hispanicize where mentors and students work side by side in producing stories about the conference and the Miami marketplace
ESPN Deportes (my employer) and CNN are sponsors of the Student Project.
The conversation included insights on how not to produce messages that while not the intent can come across as patronizing. For example futbol, Latino athletes and Spanish are not always the best way to reach this coveted community.
Looking forward to next year.