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Basic Black: Latino Power & Politics 2016

October 9, 2015

- Hispanic Heritage Month - as with all the “heritage” months, we ask, does this month have the same relevance/significance as it does when it was conceived and if so, does it need to change for contemporary times?

- The Latino Vote 2016 - as the presidential campaign for 2016 continues momentum, are the candidates and parties engaging and mobilizing the Latino vote?  How do we as a country move toward solving the persistent challenge of immigration reform?


Panelists: 

- Latoyia Edwards, anchor, NECN
- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
- Marcela Garcia, Contributor to the Op-Ed and Editorial Page, The Boston Globe
- Carlos Diaz, Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University
- Geraldo “Jerry” Maldonado, Director of Marketing & Institutional Advancement, CENTRO


In this May 10, 2011, file photo audience members listen to President Barack Obama speak about immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas. A year before the 2012 presidential election, Hispanic voters face a choice: continue to support Obama despite being disproportionately hurt by the economic downturn or turn to Republicans at a time when many GOP presidential hopefuls have taken a hard line on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)