A Community Forum on the Day of the First Presidential Debate
Livestreaming Monday September 26th at 6:00 – 7:30pm eastern.
Republican nominee Donald Trump’s opening salvo of his Presidential campaign put the spotlight on the country’s Latino population like never before, as he pledged to build a wall along the southern border to keep Mexico from sending “criminals” and “rapists” to the U.S. Nevertheless, the issues impacting the increasingly influential Latino electorate go far beyond the complexities of the debate over immigration reform, and include everything from health care to housing, education to policing and the criminal justice system. In this Debate 2016 panel, journalists, academics and community activists will explore the range of issues affecting the diverse Latino community, and how the two major parties are addressing (or not) their many concerns.
Monday, September 26th, 2016
6:00 to 7:30pm (ET)
Mijente will livestream the coversation from Hofstra University, prior to the first Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Howard Jordán, attorney, journalist, and political activist, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, where he directs the Public Policy and Law Unit.
Jessica Ramos, Director of Latino Media for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City of New York, where she develops and executes media strategies with ethnic and community media. A veteran community activist, she served as Communications Director for Build Up NYC, an advocacy organization for construction, hotel, and building maintenance workers in New York City.
Henry Salgado, Community Relations coordinator for the 12-member Republican delegation in the Nassau County Legislature.
Nadia Marin, attorney and long time activist who has advocated for the rights of immigrant workers for years. She is the former executive director of the Northeast Chapter of NDLON, the National Day Laborer’s Organizing Network.
Sergio Argueta, community activist, organizer and social worker who co-founded S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth Inc., in Uniondale, Long Island.
Moderated by media scholar and activist Mario A. Murillo, Professor, Department of Radio, Television, Film, at Hofstra University, former Co-Director and current member of the University’s Center for Civic Engagement, and veteran radio journalist.