Latino Caucus

Latino Caucus

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 17 10:30 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 17 11:45 AM (Eastern)

Room: 353

Join us for an engaging discussion on issues affecting our community. We’ll seek to come away with some tangible steps on two key questions.

In particular we plan to discuss:
1. Beyond immigration, what should the Latino agenda be going into the 2014 and 2016 elections?
2. How can we bring about greater political and corporate accountability both within our community and by using our collective power?

Refreshments generously sponsored by Voto Latino.

Moderator

Mariana Ruiz Firmat

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I’m a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Kairos Fellowship-a program building the next generation of campaigning leaders and technologists of color. I’ve been organizing for longer than I can remember. I came up in California working to end gender based violence against migrant farmworkers and their children before moving to NYC where I was a union organizer for 5 years. In 2010 I made the leap from grassroots organizing to online campaigning and worked at MoveOn. After leaving MoveOn, I went to Presente where I was Managing Director leading strategic campaigns. After years in digital campaigning and witnessing more and more black and brown leaders get pushed out of digital organizing because of structural racism, I co-founded the Kairos Fellowship. I am lucky to build with and support the incredible talent that makes up the Kairos network.