NHMC Recognizes Social Justice Game Changers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2020

 

NHMC Recognizes Social Justice Game Changers
Senator Bernie Sanders, Lin-Manuel and Luis Miranda, Selena: The Series, among honorees
Special guests Congressman Joaquin Castro and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

 

Los Angeles, CA– The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) wrapped its virtual Impact Award Series: Honoring Game Changers today. NHMC President & CEO Brenda Victoria Castillo included in the program conversations with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Congressman Joaquin Castro regarding media diversity ownership, and Latinx representation across film, television, publishing and in the newsroom. Closing the digital divide was the topic of discussion with Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

“This has been a challenging year for all of us. NHMC’s Impact Awards are about recognizing Game Changers who have moved the needle in their areas of expertise, and having some authentic conversation about issues impacting Latinx, Black, Indigenous, Asian, and other marginalized communities,” said Castillo. “In 2021 NHMC will be focused on eliminating online hate, closing the digital divide, and improving Latinx representation from the White House to Hollywood.”

All three installments of the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Impact Awards Series: Honoring Game Changers are now streaming on www.nhmc.org/impact.

Thank you to NHMC partners: Univision Communications Inc., T-Mobile, Google,  Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, National Association of Broadcasters, Union Bank, The Walt Disney Company, Writers Guild of America West, Starz, and ViacomCBS.

For more information visit www.nhmc.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

NHMC is a 35 year old nonprofit 501(c)(3) civil rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism towards the Latino community. We educate and increase visibility of Latinx from our policy work in Washington D.C. to our media advocacy work in Hollywood where we collaborate, create, and connect Latinx talent with the entertainment industry. At NHMC we focus on all forms of media because it is one of the most influential and powerful institutions that exist. The media can have important effects on the attitudes, values, and beliefs of society.

NHMC collaborates with other social justice organizations to eliminate online hate and hold online platforms accountable for their content. We advocate for the Lifeline Program, Net Neutrality protections, and also work in closing the digital divide for Latino and other marginalized communities. NHMC works in partnership with other civil rights organizations to safeguard democracy in the United States of America.

Contact Araceli Velasco at avelasco@nhmc.org and (626) 792-6462

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