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LatinxConnect - Media as Activism & Advocacy within the Latinx Community

This panel will feature director, speaker, and activist, Eduardo Chavez, grandson of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez and Cuban revolutionary Max Lesnik, who will share the motivation and process behind his documentary Hailing Cesar. Eduardo will be joined by scholar-activist-educators Jose Aguilar-Hernandez, Michelle Espino, and Jacqueline Mayorga who will talk about how they use film, social media, and podcasts as media for advocacy and activism with and for the Latinx community. Panelists will discuss contemporary issues such as immigration, worker rights, and intersectional activism within the Latinx diaspora. They will also address the complicated legacy of Cesar Chavez. This session will focus on learning from the history of activism while forging new forms of advocacy. 

Panelists

Eduardo Chavez

Jose Aguilar-Hernandez

Michelle Espino

Jacqueline Mayorga

Moderator

LD Ortis

Sponsors

Pitt, Center for Creativity

Pitt, Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Community College of Allegheny Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Dial-In Information

Register for the 2021 LatinxConnect Conference to receive the Zoom link.

Thursday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Virtual Event

LatinxConnect - Media as Activism & Advocacy within the Latinx Community

This panel will feature director, speaker, and activist, Eduardo Chavez, grandson of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez and Cuban revolutionary Max Lesnik, who will share the motivation and process behind his documentary Hailing Cesar. Eduardo will be joined by scholar-activist-educators Jose Aguilar-Hernandez, Michelle Espino, and Jacqueline Mayorga who will talk about how they use film, social media, and podcasts as media for advocacy and activism with and for the Latinx community. Panelists will discuss contemporary issues such as immigration, worker rights, and intersectional activism within the Latinx diaspora. They will also address the complicated legacy of Cesar Chavez. This session will focus on learning from the history of activism while forging new forms of advocacy. 

Panelists

Eduardo Chavez

Jose Aguilar-Hernandez

Michelle Espino

Jacqueline Mayorga

Moderator

LD Ortis

Sponsors

Pitt, Center for Creativity

Pitt, Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Community College of Allegheny Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Dial-In Information

Register for the 2021 LatinxConnect Conference to receive the Zoom link.

Thursday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Virtual Event

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