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The Feet in 2 Worlds #LatinoVote Town Hall Video

Maria Hinojosa speaks during the Q&A. (Photo: Aaron Leaf)

Thank you to everyone who made our town hall event at The New School on 10/18/12 a big success, especially our partners the Center for New York City AffairsGlobal Studies at The New SchoolAmericas Society/Council of the Americas, and Latino USA. And of course, the panelists:

  • María Hinojosa, moderator/host, journalist, Futuro Media Group
  • Jordan Fabian, journalist, political editor for Univision’s English-language website
  • Chung Wha Hong, executive director, New York Immigration Coalition
  • Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director, Pew Hispanic Center
  • Fernand Amandi, managing partner, Bendixen and Amandi Intl.

Thanks also to those of you who watched the livestream and sent your in questions via Twitter. That was a lot of fun and gave the talk a really interactive feel.

Maria Hinojosa of Latino USA kept everyone on point, and between the statistics, arguments and analysis there were some emotional moments. If you weren’t there or didn’t watch it live you can watch the entire program in the video below. Make sure to watch the end for a ninth grade DREAMer who asked what’s next for her if reform doesn’t go through and a self professed “gringo Republican” who made a case for diversity within his party.

Fi2W is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation and the Sirus Fund.

AboutFeet in Two Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.