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Hispanic Lifestyle Episode #181 Community Voices

Hispanic Lifestyle Episode #181 Community Voices

Notes and Links for Episode #181 of Hispanic Lifestyle

Hispanic Lifestyle visits with community leaders, and advocates. We focus on community voices in this edition of Hispanic Lifestyle.

Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion

Hispanic Lifestyle attended a gathering of Latino community leaders and advocates that was organized by the Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion. The discussion topic was the inclusion of Latinos on corporate boards.

We were introduced to the organization hosting the event by their president and CEO, Mr. Ruben Jauregui.

(About LICI)

Our conversation turned to the growth of the Latino population in the United States.

Mexican American Bar Association

In attendance was Victor Acevedo, president of the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles who spoke about the organization and their mission.

(AB 540, the Dream Act)

I asked Victor to talk about his position in the public defender’s office.

The Greenlining Institute

Supporting the event with his attendance was Orson Aguilar Executive Director with The Greenlining Institute. Mr. Aguilar talked the collaboration among like minded organizations.

Photo: Daniel Vasquez

(The Greenlining Institute Programs)

One of the featured speakers was Tom Castro who is a board member for Time Warner Cable, Inc. Mr. Castro provided his perspective on the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Castro went on to talk about what the future might look like for content producers of digital technology.

The Latino Coalition

Representing the organization The Latino Coalition was their executive director, Mr. Allen Gutierrez.

(Latino Coalition’s Mission)

Hispanic Lifestyle spoke with the Founder and Chairwoman, of Promérica Bank Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet about the state of the banking industry.

Our conversation turned to Ms. Contreras-Sweet comment’s on the personal wealth of the Latino community.

Former California State Senator Richard Polanco

Latino Caucus Institute

Hispanic Lifestyle changed venues and headed over to La Plaza and spoke with retired California State senator Richard Polanco.  The former head of the Latino Legislative Caucus spoke about his latest projects.

Given the state of our economy, I asked the former senator about the good old days when he was serving the state legislature.

I asked Mr. Polanco what big picture projects the state should be focusing on in the future.

Since we were at La Plaza, I asked Mr. Polanco his thoughts on the importance of corporate community partnerships.

Richard Montanez, PepsiCo executive. 

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We then had a chance to speak with Pepsico Executive Mr. Richard Montanez about their support of La Plaza.

(Culture and History)

One of those young executives at PepsiCo is Lupe de la cruz who played an important part of securing funding for La Plaza.

Eating healthy is must for Latinos. We had a chance to speak with Frito-Lay Executive Chef Stephen Kalil about incorporating healthy eating options into your lifestyle.


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