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Elianne Ramos AKA ergeekgoddess
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Hopelessly Undomestic • Globetrotter • Author • CEO, Speak Hispanic • The Universe's 1st & only GEEK GODDESS! http://elianneramos.com
Hopelessly Undomestic • Globetrotter • Author • CEO, Speak Hispanic • The Universe's 1st & only GEEK GODDESS! http://elianneramos.com

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Amigos:Join me all day TOMORROW, August 2, 2016 and all day Wednesday, August 3, 2016 for the First Latino Virtual Summit!

The summit features LIVE sessions covering the MOST pressing topics pertaining Latinos:
• Civic Participation
• Immigration
•  Environmental Justice
• Education & STEM
• Economic Justice... and more!

Check out all the sessions and lineup here, and please share!
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN_JVEpVi4YhwoJc2-oIAHKL99tP4wicC

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TOMORROW at 3pm ET, I'll be starting the Earth Day celebrations early by interviewing Mariana Panuncio from the +World Wildlife Fund, Keya Chatterjee from US Climate Action Network. We'll be chatting EarthDay, the Paris Agreement to be signed on Friday, and the implications of both events for Latinos. Join us!
This Friday, April 22nd, marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, and all around the world, communities and individuals are organizing efforts to take care of our Pachamama. That very same day, world leaders will come together to sign the United Nations Climate Agreement reached in Paris this past December.

To commemorate this very special date, I have invited two key figures in the Paris discussions:
Mariana Panuncio, Director of Climate Change for the Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Keya Chtterjee, Executive Director of the U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN)
My guests will discuss the efforts leading up and following Earth Day 2016, the implications of the signing of the Paris agreement, the role Latinos can play in both events, and much more.

Join us, starting at 3pm ET!

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In a couple of minutes, join us!
International Women's Month, the one month of the year chosen to highlight the contributions of women everywhere, is coming to an end. Unfortunately, little is discussed when it comes to the contributions of the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, Latina women.

The same can be said about the way that the issues are usually framed. The topics of the day are rarely discussed from their perspective, and Latinas are almost invisible as pundits and talking heads across the board.

This Thursday, I will be interviewing some of the powerful women working to advance the Latina cause in the nation, in a conversation encompassing health, equal pay, political participation and other topics affecting our mujeres. Join us!

MY GUESTS:
• Stephanie Román, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
• Ruby White Starr, Casa de Esperanza
• Alex Manríquez Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
• Daniela Ramírez, Planned Parenthood for America (PPFA)

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This Thursday at 7 pm ET/ 4pm PT, I will be interviewing some of the powerful women working to advance the Latina cause in the nation, in a conversation encompassing health, equal pay, economic policy, political participation and other topics affecting our mujeres. Join us!
International Women's Month, the one month of the year chosen to highlight the contributions of women everywhere, is coming to an end. Unfortunately, little is discussed when it comes to the contributions of the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, Latina women.

The same can be said about the way that the issues are usually framed. The topics of the day are rarely discussed from their perspective, and Latinas are almost invisible as pundits and talking heads across the board.

This Thursday, I will be interview some of the powerful women working to advance the Latina cause in the nation, in a conversation encompassing health, equal pay, political participation and other topics affecting our mujeres. Join us!

Guest list to be posted shortly.

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On the heels of the recent United Nations Paris Climate Talks, the topic of environmental justice has taken on a renewed relevance. This week, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a non-profit coalition of 40 Latino-serving organizations, released its 2016 Agenda, listing priorities to address the most pressing issues affecting our community, including the environment.

This Wednesday, I will be talking to the group of experts that helped shape the newly-released 2016 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), to talk specifically about the tenets of its Environmental and  Energy agenda for 2016.

Guests:
- Hector Sánchez, Chair of NHLA
- Jose Calderón, President of the Hispanic Federation
- Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice
- Vanessa Cárdenas, Director of Latino Outreach, World Wildlife Fund

The conversation starts at 7pm ET, join us!

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This Thursday, October 15th at 1pm ET, join me and members of the Affordable Care Act Latino coalition as we properly close off celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month!

The hangout will highlight coalition partners including the Office of Minority Health and CAP Blue Cross. The conversation will center on partner Latino-focused initiatives, resources and data, and what YOU need to do to be ready for the next enrollment period. Don't miss it!

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Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The law, long heralded as the biggest achievement of the civil rights movement and one of the hallmarks of American democracy, has afforded Latino and African American communities unprecedented gains in electoral power.

This anniversary, however, comes with more cause for concern than for celebration. Over the past couple of years, a series of rules, bills and restrictive voting rights practices have either been introduced or enacted in states across the country. These pieces of legislation seek to make it decidedly more difficult for minorities to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

This Wednesday, I will be interviewing a group of experts, who will discuss how these restrictions affect the political clout of minority populations, their impact in the upcoming elections, and the efforts advocacy organizations have been making in order to defend our community's right to vote. Don't miss it!

DETAILS:
    •    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    •    Time: - 3:30 pm ET    
    •    Where: Google+

PARTICIPANTS
    •    Maria Samaniego, Programs Director, Voto Latino
    •    Camila Gallardo, Assoc. Director of Communications, NCLR
    •    Sara Le Brusq, Vice President, Latino Victory Fund

Join the convo at #LatinosVote  

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By all accounts, Sunday morning shows are the spaces where the political conversations of the day are debated. These shows are watched by pundits, policymakers, and decision-makers, particularly during the presidential elections. 

Which makes it even more heartbreaking, for lack of a better word, to read the results of a new Media Matters report on the incidence of Latino-guest appearances on English-language Sunday shows. The report found that only 4 percent of total guests - or 46 out of 1,172 total guests - on English-language Sunday shows were Hispanic. That's not the worst part: In fact, these figures are down by 42% compared to the same length of time last year. When Latinos were invited, the study also found, the overwhelming topic was immigration versus other issues that have repeatedly been shown to also be important to Latinos.

This issue, of course, is nothing new. The concerns of Latinos, as those of many other communities of color, have been ignored by the mainstream media for a long time. The price of such exclusion is too high, particularly as we enter the new presidential campaign season. This Thursday, we will hear from a group of experts in media issues who will share their thoughts on the report, including:

- Jessica Torres, Researcher at +Media Matters for America and co-author of the study
- Felix Sánchez, Chairman and Co-founder of the +National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and staunch defender of Latinos in the media
- César Vargas, writer, producer, activist, and Founder of +upliftt (United People for Latinos in Film TV and Theater)

Join us at 7pm ET, right here!

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TOMORROW at 10:30 am, I'll be interviewing Julissa Ferreras, New York City Council Member, and Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and Former NY State Committee Member. We'll be talking about the growing Latina influence in politics, the prospects for next year's elections, and what to do if you're interested in public office. 

Truly, a can't miss conversation. Follow it here and on hashtag #LatinasRepresent . 
Join us for a conversation with Julissa Ferreras (NY City Council Member) and Jessica González-Rojas (Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and Former NY State Committee Member), moderated by Elianne Ramos (Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications).
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