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Join me this Friday at a special time: 11:30 am ET, on a chat about immigrants (like us!) and what our contributions mean to the United States. I'm interviewing the folks behind Immigrant Heritage Month, a national campaign celebrating the diversity, the spirit and the beautiful shared history of immigrants to America. We've got much to celebrate, join the fiesta!
 
By all accounts, immigrants have historically been the driving force of America. Yet instead of being celebrated, they have become some politicians’ favorite piñata: The go-to scapegoat for whatever ails the country at any given time. They’re despised, harassed, vilified; their lives torn apart. This calls for a change in the narrative: It’s time for US immigrants to harness our power, claim our stakes and take our immigrant stories on our own hands!

That’s why I simply LOVE the new Immigrant Heritage Month campaign from the folks at FWD.us and Welcome.us. With the goal of bringing together a dynamic coalition of individuals and organizations to encourage every American to tell their immigration story, the campaign examines the complexities of being an immigrant by highlighting and celebrating the diverse experiences, colors and flavors that make up the very fabric of the United States. 

This Friday, I have invited some of the folks behind this exciting initiative to discuss why this is the time to celebrate our Immigrant Heritage, including:

• Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis, Digital Director for the Immigrant Heritage Month campaign

• Alida M. Garcia, Esq., Director of Coalitions & Policy at FWD.us

• Roberto Frugone, Northeast Director of Civic Engagement at the NALEO Educational Fund

• Felice Gorordo, CEO of ClearPath Immigration

The celebration starts on Friday June 5th at 11:30 am ET - Don't miss it!
 
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TODAY at 12:30pm ET, watch my interview with Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego. We'll discuss #immigration, #VeteranAffairs, #Education and much more! Don't miss it!
 
UPDATE: Please note new date
On Wednesday May 20, 2015, I have the distinct honor of interviewing the son of Latino immigrants, a veteran, and a community leader, U.S. Representative Rubén Gallego from Arizona's 7th congressional district. 

In his relatively new role as a congressman, Rep. Gallego is quickly managing to make a name for himself by tackling very important yet polarizing issues like income inequality, the cost of higher education, immigration reform and campaign finance reform, veterans issues. 

We will discuss his humble background, his stint at Harvard University, his service in Iraq, his political trajectory, and what he would like his legacy to be. Don't miss his amazingly inspiring story, send him your questions, and tune in!
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On Tuesday, at 12:30 pm ET, get ready to get to know Rubén Gallego: A man whose trajectory will inspire you. From humble beginnings he rose to a spectacular career that spanned stints at Harvard University, the U.S. Marines, and most recently, the United States Congress. 
He's now on a mission that includes fighting income inequality, lowering the cost of higher education, and getting immigration reform passed once and for all.

Join us, cheer him on... be inspired!
 
On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, I have the distinct honor of interviewing the son of Latino immigrants, a veteran, and a community leader, U.S. Representative Rubén Gallego from Arizona's 7th congressional district. 

In his relatively new role as a congressman, Rep. Gallego is quickly managing to make a name for himself by tackling very important yet polarizing issues like income inequality, the cost of higher education, immigration reform and campaign finance reform, veterans issues. 

We will discuss his humble background, his stint at Harvard University, his service in Iraq, his political trajectory, and what he would like his legacy to be. Don't miss his amazingly inspiring story, send him your questions, and don't forget to tune in!
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Disadvantaged communities, including Latinos, are specially affected by #HealthDisparities. Experts explain why it's important to address these and what's being done.
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Tomorrow at 7pm ET! Come celebrate National Minority Health Month and find out what is being done to address health disparities in our community, with experts from +HHS Office of Minority Health, +Families USA, +Enroll America and +Center for American Progress. Send in your questions and join us!   
 
As we reach the end of National Minority Health month, it’s time to drive home the message that taking care of your health is essential. It is a known fact that health disparities impact racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately. This makes it evident that, despite much progress, there is still much ground to cover when it comes to making sure these are properly addressed. 
 
This hangout will discuss current health disparity statistics, the road to health equity, proposed initiatives in addressing them, and existing resources to help minorities.
 
PARTICIPANTS: 
- Office of Minority Health
- Center for American Progress 
- Enroll America
- Families USA 
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Just updated the list of guests for tomorrow's hangout to include +Jose Gonzalez from +Latino Outdoors, Kathleen Sutcliffe from Earth Justice and Lucia Olivia Hennelly from the Environmental Defense Fund. 
This promises to be a great conversation on how to save our planet, please don't miss it!
 
This week marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day in which the global community pauses to celebrate our connection to our mother planet, Pachamama. 

Yet, as it has become increasingly clear, one day of the year is not enough. For many communities, Latinos included, the consequences of damage to the environment are something to be dealt with every day. These communities breathe the dirtiest air, live near the dirtiest of polluting power plants, and in the areas most threatened by climate change. 

The links between climate, environment and poverty are well documented, and are increasingly the subject of discussion among organizations that focus on environmental justice. This Tuesday, I’ll host a conversation examining these links, as well as the challenges, opportunities and potential solutions to today's most pressing environmental issues.  

My guests will be: 
• Kathleen Sutcliffe, +Earthjustice 
• Jose Gonzalez, +Latino Outdoors 
• Lucia Olivia Hennelly,  Environmental Defense Fund
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Tue, April 21, 7:00 PM
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By all accounts, immigrants have historically been the driving force of America. Yet instead of being celebrated, they have become some politicians’ favorite piñata: The go-to scapegoat for whatever ails the country at any given time. They’re despised, harassed, vilified; their lives torn apart. This calls for a change in the narrative: It’s time for US immigrants to harness our power, claim our stakes and take our immigrant stories on our own hands!

That’s why I simply LOVE the new Immigrant Heritage Month campaign from the folks at FWD.us and Welcome.us. With the goal of bringing together a dynamic coalition of individuals and organizations to encourage every American to tell their immigration story, the campaign examines the complexities of being an immigrant by highlighting and celebrating the diverse experiences, colors and flavors that make up the very fabric of the United States. 

This Friday, I have invited some of the folks behind this exciting initiative to discuss why this is the time to celebrate our Immigrant Heritage, including:

• Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis, Digital Director for the Immigrant Heritage Month campaign

• Alida M. Garcia, Esq., Director of Coalitions & Policy at FWD.us

• Roberto Frugone, Northeast Director of Civic Engagement at the NALEO Educational Fund

• Felice Gorordo, CEO of ClearPath Immigration

The celebration starts on Friday June 5th at 11:30 am ET - Don't miss it!
 
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Don't forget to join us tonight at 7pm ET: I'll be hosting the #IamYoSoy  coalition on a conversation about young parenting, the stigma that surrounds it, as well as resources and ideas on how to support young parents. If you or someone you know have gone/are going through this experience, you can't miss it!

Starts at 7pm ET!
 
Join Yo Soy for a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, May 19th at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET dedicated to Young Parenting. Panelists will be talking about the stigma that surrounds young parenting, will offer their perspectives and share their stories, and will be answering important questions.

Moderated by: 
- Elianne Ramos, Principal and CEO, Speak Hispanic LLC

Panelists: 
- Gloria Malone, Creator, Teen Mom NYC
- Manuel Flores, Member, CLRJ's Justice for Young Families Young Parent Leaders Council
- Lesley Del Rio,  LIPS (Latinas Increasing Political Strength) Alumna
- Natasha Vianna, Digital Communications Manager, Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy

Yo Soy partner organizations:
- National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH)
- California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ)
- Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
- Hispanic Federation 
- Advocates for Youth
- Voto Latino 

www.iamYoSoy.org 
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UPDATE: Please note new date
On Wednesday May 20, 2015, I have the distinct honor of interviewing the son of Latino immigrants, a veteran, and a community leader, U.S. Representative Rubén Gallego from Arizona's 7th congressional district. 

In his relatively new role as a congressman, Rep. Gallego is quickly managing to make a name for himself by tackling very important yet polarizing issues like income inequality, the cost of higher education, immigration reform and campaign finance reform, veterans issues. 

We will discuss his humble background, his stint at Harvard University, his service in Iraq, his political trajectory, and what he would like his legacy to be. Don't miss his amazingly inspiring story, send him your questions, and tune in!
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TONIGHT at 7pm ET, in commemoration of National Minority Health Month, I'll be talking about health disparities in our community, what is being done to address them and what you can do to help. Please join me and my guests: +Center for American Progress, +Enroll America, +Families USA and +HHS Office of Minority Health

#NMHM2015
 
The end of National Minority Health Month is a great opportunity to continue to raise awareness of health disparities, which impact racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately. Despite much progress, there is still much ground to cover when it comes to making sure these are properly addressed.
 
This hangout will discuss current health disparity statistics, the road to health equity, proposed initiatives in addressing them, and existing resources to help minorities.
 
PARTICIPANTS: 
- Tony Welch, +HHS Office of Minority Health 
- Donna Barry, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program, +Center for American Progress 
- Jose L. Plaza, National Director of Latino Engagement, +Enroll America 
- Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Director of Health Equity, +Families USA 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Elianne Ramos AKA ergeekgoddess. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Tue, April 28, 7:00 PM
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The end of National Minority Health Month is a great opportunity to continue to raise awareness of health disparities, which impact racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately. Despite much progress, there is still much ground to cover when it comes to making sure these are properly addressed.
 
This hangout will discuss current health disparity statistics, the road to health equity, proposed initiatives in addressing them, and existing resources to help minorities.
 
PARTICIPANTS: 
- Tony Welch, +HHS Office of Minority Health 
- Donna Barry, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program, +Center for American Progress 
- Jose L. Plaza, National Director of Latino Engagement, +Enroll America 
- Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Director of Health Equity, +Families USA 
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Hi, Sandro - Thanks for submitting the question! My answer would be it really depends on who your audience is and what language they prefer to use online. But I will share this question with my guests and post their answer here. :)
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This week marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day in which the global community pauses to celebrate our connection to our mother planet, Pachamama. 

Yet, as it has become increasingly clear, one day of the year is not enough. For many communities, Latinos included, the consequences of damage to the environment are something to be dealt with every day. These communities breathe the dirtiest air, live near the dirtiest of polluting power plants, and in the areas most threatened by climate change. 

The links between climate, environment and poverty are well documented, and are increasingly the subject of discussion among organizations that focus on environmental justice. This Tuesday, I’ll host a conversation examining these links, as well as the challenges, opportunities and potential solutions to today's most pressing environmental issues.  

My guests will be: 
• Kathleen Sutcliffe,+Earthjustice 
• Graciela Cabello,+Latino Outdoors 
• Lucia Oliva Hennelly,  Environmental Defense Fund
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Elianne is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications. Known online as @ERGeekGoddess, she is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate, building large-scale engagement through social media and public relations and encouraging inspiration through writing. Her specialty is the production of high quality online/offline advocacy campaigns that seamlessly connect political leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers in the U.S and Latin America. She is considered one of the most influential Latinas in social media.

Her portfolio includes collaborations with the White House, the U.S. Department of State, the National Park Foundation, The Smithsonian Museum, and major Latino and civic-centered organizations in the U.S. She’s also the Social/Cross-Cultural Communications Advisor for the Faces of Diversity Initiative in Medellín, Colombia and is an Advisory Board member for several international organizations, including the World Brand Congress and The Political Institute for Women. In addition, she leads creative workshops and lectures at conferences and universities throughout the US and abroad.

In her 18 years of experience, Elianne’s professional roles have included Creative Direction, Copywriting, Public Speaking, Public Relations and TV Commercial Production, and the development of broadcast, multimedia and social media campaigns for clients such as Procter & Gamble, Panasonic, SlimFast, Chivas Regal, HSBC Bank and AARP, among other top brands. She was also the VP, Creative Director and Co-Founder of i3 Creative Group, managing TV commercial production teams working concurrently in the US, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.

Awards and recognition she has received include the 2013 Brava Award from Smart CEO Magazine, the 2012 Game Changer Award from Politic365, and the 2012 Best Microblogger Award from LATISM. She’s also been nominated to the 2013 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise, the 2012 Yahoo Women Who Shine in the Public Service category, and the 2011 US Latino Leader of Year Award by Miller Coors. Her writing has appeared in numerous books, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her commentary, profiles and interviews have been featured on USA Today, ABC/Univision, CNN, Fusion, NBC Latino, Fox Business News, The Huffington Post, Voice of America, Latina Magazine and many others.

Elianne has a BA degree in Communications, Film and Video with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations from the City University of New York and a Certification as a Teacher of English as a second Language from Regents College in London, UK.

Find some of her past and current projects at ElianneRamos.com, read her columns at Huffington Post; connect with her on LinkedIn or Facebook, check out her channel on YouTube or follow her on Twitter @ergeekgoddess.

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