RP145: Social Media Innovators Adriana Maestas, Jason Llorenz & J.D. Cantu join discuss the legacy of Nelson Mandela to Latinos. What do leaders like Madiba & Pope Francis teach Latinos about conviction & keeping it real? Also latest on Budget Deal in Washington.
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Latinos Talk Politics remembers the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela, what his legacy means for Latinos and how his leadership impacts the entire globe. Join Latinos Talk Politics host Ray Collazo and co-host Abe Amorós along with Adriana Maestas, Jason Llorenz and José David (JD) Cantú as they also discuss organizing communities with technological tools, immigration, the federal budget and how Pope Francis became Time’s Man of the Year in 2013.
Last week, Nelson Mandela died peacefully at the age of 95. Atransformative global figure, Mandela was an inspiration to billions around the world who valued peace, democracy and unification regardless of race, nationality, religion or economic status. Listen to Adriana, a respected journalist and co-founder of DailyGrito.com, discuss what Mandela means to Latinos and how his leadership style can be replicated throughout our communities. Adriana believes that an “immigrant leader” from an “unconventional establishment” could realistically propel the immigration debate forward. Also hear JD, founder and senior managing editor of Hispanic News Online, talk about how such a leader as Mandela, who comes from a poor and struggling community, could command more respect and credibility from those he or she is trying to lead.
Jason Llorenz, Senior Fellow to the School of Communications and Information at Rutgers, summed up Mandela in one word: leadership. Jason also discussed Mandela’s integrity, loyalty and conviction andcommended Mandela for his ability to have African rule in South Africa without bloodshed. Listen to Adriana, JD and Jason also talk about the technological tools made available to Latinos and who messaging plays a part in the way we communicate effectively without forgetting about the power of face to face discussions and conversations. After all, it’s about keeping it real! Also, hear the panels’ thoughts on avoiding another government shutdown, where immigration reform is going and how Pope Francis has made a lasting impact on Catholics and non-Catholics around the globe with his messages of inclusion and hope.