FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Updated August, 2012]
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Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Announces The Addition of 4 New Chapters and Re-Launch of Two Existing Chapters
New LATISM Chapters Now Serving Central Florida, Houston, San Antonio and Philadelphia. In Addition, Two Existing Chapters in Los Angeles and DC Have Been Re-Launched
Washington, DC, December 20, 2011 —Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is proud to announce the addition of five new local chapters to its roster. The new chapters, which cover the Central Florida, Houston, San Antonio and Philadelphia, join existing chapters in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Charlotte, South Florida and Bay Area, CA. The re-launched chapters, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, boast new leadership.
The chapters, 13 in total, bring LATISM one step closer to its goal of establishing a local presence in all mayor Latino DMAs across the country, and will help to support LATISM National’s initiatives nationwide by creating opportunities to network and learn at the local level.
“We are proud to welcome these four new chapters into LATISM, as well as the new leadership in our Los Angeles and DC chapters,” says Ana Roca-Castro, Founder and Chair for LATISM. “These groups are aligned 100% with LATISM’s core mission, of advancing and promoting the advancement of Latinos through collaboration, education and the sharing of ideas and knowledge with their local communities.”
To learn more about the new and existing LATISM chapters, please support and stay up-to-date about their local events and initiatives by visiting their respective blogs and social media platforms, listed below.
CENTRAL FLORIDADirector: Laura Tellado Co-Director: Alberto Saldamando TWITTER: @Latism_CFL FB: http://www.facebook.com/LatismCentralFlorida BLOG: http://cfl.latism.org/
HOUSTONDirector: Juan Alanis Co-Director[S]: Sandra Fernandez TWITTER: @Latism_HOU FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latism-Houston-Chapter/163244663776423 BLOG: http://hou.latism.org/
PHILADELPHIADirector: Silke McDowell Co-Director[S]: Ruby Wright TWITTER: @Latism_Philly FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.Philly BLOG: http://philly.latism.org/
LOS ANGELESDirector: Jessica Sofia Valle Co-Director[S]: TBD TWITTER: @Latism_LA FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latism-Los-Angeles-Chapter/329779067050209 BLOG: http://la.latism.org
WASHINGTON, DCDirector: Jennifer Lubrani Co-Director[S]: Cheryl Aguilar, Javier Von Westphalen TWITTER: @Latism_DC FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latism-DC-Chapter/146768758759186 BLOG: http://dc.latism.org
NEW YORK CITYDirector: Ray Cruz Co-Director[S]: Sal Mendoza TWITTER: @Latism_NYC FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.NYC BLOG: http://ny.latism.org
BAY AREA, CADirector: Marcela Gutierrez Co-Director[S]: Hilda Ramirez TWITTER: @Latism_BayArea FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.BayArea BLOG: http://bay.latism.org
CHICAGODirector: Elma Placeres Dieppa Co-Director[S]: Abraham Velasquez, Daisy de la Cruz TWITTER: @Latism_CHI FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.Chicago BLOG: http://chi.latism.org
DALLAS/FT. WORTHDirector: Alejandra Suarez Co-Director[S]: Byrdie Franco TWITTER: @Latism_DAL FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.DallasFTW BLOG: http://dal.latism.org
SOUTH FLORIDADirector: Ernesto Sosa Co-Director[S]: Blanca Stella Mejia, Natascha Otero TWITTER: @Latism_SFL FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.SFlorida BLOG: http://sfl.latism.org
CHARLOTTE, NCDirector: TBD Co-Director[S]: Rafael Rodriguez TWITTER: @Latism_CHA FB: http://www.facebook.com/Latism.CHA BLOG: http://cha.latism.org
PHOENIX, AZDirector: Joe Ray Co-Director[S]: Eric Diaz TWITTER: @Latism_PHO FB: http://www.facebook.com/latism.phoenix BLOG: http://pho.latism.org/
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Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization with over 140,000 members in its network, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. To learn more about the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) organization, visit http://latism.org