Pepe Serna: Breaking Barriers for Latinos in Film and TV
Paying It Forward: Supporting Americas Hispanic VeteransThe U.S. veteran population is expected to become more racially and ethnically diverse in the years to come, with the Hispanic and Latino veteran population projected to double in the next quarter century.
Danny Vargas, CEO, founder, and chairman of the American Latino Veterans Association, joins host Liliana Henao Holmes to discuss the contributions of Latinos serving in the U.S. military and efforts to help Latino veterans thrive following their service.
Dolores Huerta: Labor Rights Icon on Standing up for Working PeopleLegendary organizer and activist Dolores Huerta grew up in an integrated community in Stockton, Calif. As a schoolteacher, she noticed that her students, many of whom were children of farm workers, were living in poverty. It was this realization that led Huerta to quit teaching and organize a path to create change.
In the 1950s, Huerta met Cesar Chavez. Together, they organized agricultural workers to demand better working conditions and higher wages and co-founded the United Farm Workers in 1962. More than 60 years into her activism, she continues to speak out as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Huerta joins host Tetiana Anderson to reflect on her journey to transform labor rights in America.
Hispanic Entrepreneurs: Finding New Ways to CompeteHispanic-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the small business ecosystem, yet barriers to business development persist for this population.
Augusto Sanabria, President and CEO of Prospera, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to assist Hispanic entrepreneurs in establishing and expanding businesses.
Exposing Students to CodingCoding is the language of the future, but for students in low-income areas, there can be limited access to a full range of STEM courses.
Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to expose more students to computer science and coding.
Disability: A Competitive Advantage for BusinessesApproximately 1.8 millionbusiness owners with disabilities compete in a business world that doesn’t fully recognize their abilities and resilience.
Diego Mariscal, Founder, CEO, and Chief Disabled Officer of 2Gether-International, joins host Tetiana Anderson to share how the entrepreneurial mindset of people with disabilities can be a competitive advantage for businesses.
Advancing Accessibility of At-Home Medical TestsImagine taking a COVID test, or any other at home medical test, and not having access to the results. This is the reality for millions of Americans living with blindness and visual impairment, but accessibility issues in healthcare go beyond the pandemic.
Clark Rachfal, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs for the American Council of the Blind, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss the impact of the lack of accessible COVID-19 testing on the blind and low-vision community, and efforts to ensure health care and medical systems are accessible for everyone.