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Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Announces The First-Ever Latino Google+ Hangout On Air
With The Theme “The Latino Vote”, The LATISM Google+ Hangout On Air Will Feature Participants From Top Latino Community Organizations Including NALEO, UNIVISION, NCLR And LULAC
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), the largest organization of Latinos in the social media arena is proud to announce the first-ever Latino Google+ Livestreamed Hangout, to be held online on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 7:00 pm EDT. The conversation is the latest in the organization’s efforts, as a partner to the Ya Es Hora campaign, to bring to the forefront the importance of exercising the power of the vote in the upcoming elections and beyond.
“As the first Latino organization to have access to this break-through technology, we’re beyond overjoyed to be able to use what we do best, social media, to elevate the Latino online conversation,” said Elianne Ramos, Vice Chair, Marketing and PR for LATISM. “This will be the very first in a series of live-streamed conversations revolving around the most pressing Latino issues. Our goal is to continue using the amazingly powerful tool that is technology in creative ways for the empowerment of our community.”
Joining the exciting lineup for the live-streamed hangout is a veritable round-up of the country’s top Latino experts in media and community organizing, who will answer on-air questions from Ramos, as well as questions submitted by the community on the LATISM GooglePlus page and Twitter during the hour-long open forum.
• Ilia Calderón, Co-anchor, “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna”, Univision Communications
• Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
• Clarissa Martinez De Castro, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
• Brent Wilkes, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
• Leo Pierson, Public Sociologist, M.A., Community Development Strategist and contributor to LatinoVoices on The Huffington Post
MODERATOR: Elianne Ramos, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)
LATISM’s Google+ Hangout On Air will be available for viewing live via a player on LATISM’s Google+ Home page. The hangout will also be recorded and will be available on the LATISM National YouTube page once the hangout has ended.
LATISM GOOGLE+ HANGOUT ON AIR DETAILS:
DATE: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
TIME: 7:00 pm EDT
TO PARTICIPATE: Submit questions prior and during the live event via the LATISM GooglePlus page and via Twitter using hashtag #LATISM
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 initiatives 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