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Thursday, April 7 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Chris Rock and the Disturbing Reality about Latino Inclusiveness in Hollywood

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Chris Rock’s epic fail against Latinos at his controversial Oscars hosting gig was not just an embarrassing affront to Latinos.  It was a disturbing reminder of the fact that even as a rare talent like Mexican Alejandro Iñarritu sweeps the Academy Awards for the second year in a row, Latinos are still a major after thought in Hollywood at all levels of filmmaking from acting to producing to directing.  Latino entertainment and media industry leaders will examine why the diversity issue typically does not include Hispanics, how different initiatives are being created to confront the inequality of treatment and why this image problem for Latinos in the entertainment industry is a issue that actually injures the image of Hispanics and how we see ourselves reflected in popular culture.

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JW Cortés

Artist, SETROC Entertainment
J.W. Cortés is an award-winning actor, Marine combat veteran, singer, filmmaker and philanthropist. Born and raised in Sunset Park Brooklyn, to inspiring Puerto Rican parents, he developed an interest in the arts along with a desire to serve his community and country. Recognized... Read More →
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Adam Moore

National Director of EEO & Diversity, SAG-AFTRA
Adam Moore is National Director of EEO & Diversity for SAG-AFTRA. Since joining Screen Actors Guild in 2005 as Associate National Director of Affirmative Action and Diversity, he has been responsible for developing and implementing a national diversity plan of action to achieve accurate... Read More →
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Alex Nogales

President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
Elected President of the NHMC in the late nineties, Alex Nogales has tirelessly advocated for the Latino community. Under Nogales’ leadership, the NHMC has filed over fifty petitions to deny broadcast licenses with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).  As leader of one of... Read More →
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Nina Terrero

Senior Correspondent, Entertainment Weekly magazine
Nina Terrero is one of pop culture’s leading Latina voices. As a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly magazine, she reports on movies, television, books, style and pop culture and has interviewed many of the industry’s most notable hit makers. An experienced on-air reporter... Read More →

Thursday April 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
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