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From “Si se puede” to “Build the Wall”: The Importance of the Latino Vote in 2016, Sept. 26

Hofstra University’s Center for Civic Engagement will host a panel discussion just hours before the debate on Monday, Sept. 26, titled “From ‘Si se puede’ to ‘Build the Wall’: The Importance of the Latino Vote in 2016.”

A panel of journalists, academics and community activists will explore the range of issues within the diverse Latino community, and how the two major parties are (or are not) addressing their many concerns. Mario A. Murillo, Professor, Department of Radio, Television, Film, Lawrence Herbert School of Communications, will moderate the discussion.

Panelists include:

  • 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 longtime 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.

This panel discussion will be held at The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, from 6-7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with registration.

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