|By PR Newswire||
|September 10, 2012 11:00 PM EDT||
Media Advisory for September 12 in Washington, DC
PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the National Hispanic Media Coalition:
- Alex Nogales - President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). NHMC advances Latino employment and programming equity throughout the entertainment industry and advocates for telecommunications policies that benefit Latinos.
- Matt Barreto - Founding Partner, Latino Decisions (LD). LD is the leader in Latino political opinion research.
- Hilary O. Shelton - Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
- Congressman Raul M. Grijalva – Representative for Arizona's Seventh District (D-AZ).
- Wilson Cruz - Spokesperson, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
LD and NHMC have completed a research project that studied the impact that media narratives of immigrants and Latinos have on public opinion towards Latinos and immigrants. At a press conference, the organizations will release the results of their research and a poll, which also looked at whether media portrayals fuel negative stereotypes. Among the findings are that the news and entertainment media significantly influence the general population's perceptions of Latinos and immigrants.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12 at 10:45 a.m. EDT
WHERE: JW Marriott, Rayburn Room - 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Washington D.C.
Sarah R. Bisconte
The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Learn more at http://www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on twitter @NHMC.
SOURCE National Hispanic Media Coalition