Hispanic Houston as an Agent of Change #LATISM16

From the Editors, General

This post is part of my collaboration with LATISM; I am a 2016 Top Influencer. All opinions are my own.

I’ve been involved with Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) for quite a while. I used to be Co-Director of the Houston Chapter. I helped organize the national conference in Houston 2012. And I’ve attended several conference. So … I’m a little bit biased about the group.

I was very excited to be chosen as one of the LATISM 2016 Top Influencers. This blog has been in existence since 2013. I started it because I saw a need for culturally-relevant news and information for the Houston Hispanic community. I particularly saw the need for English-language content, to inform and connect the Hispanic community that, while proud of their culture, isn’t Spanish-dominant.

It was supposed to be a small, personal passion project. Three years later we get thousands of readers every week, have contributions and tips every week, and have a loyal social media following.

The most important part is that we have an opportunity to help with important causes and events: voter registration, calls for scholarship applications, and professional development. We are able to help promote Hispanic entertainers, academics, business people, and community members.

I’m looking forward to the next three years and to seeing what we can accomplish. In the meanwhile, I’m encouraging all of you to join me at the LATISM conferenceL

Latinos as Change Agents
October 19-21, 2016
Lake Buena Vista, United States

The 3-day conference explores tech and social media as avenues for empowering the Latino community. It consists of panels that are centered around LATISM’s focus areas: Business & Tech Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, Health, and Policy. As one of the 2016 Top Influencers I have a promo code for 30% off registration: INFLUENCER16. I look forward to seeing some of you at the event and joining us in becoming an agent of change.




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This post is part of my collaboration with LATISM; I am a 2016 Top Influencer. All opinions are my own.

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