May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023
Photo: Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times
NHMC Honors the Legacy and Unmatched Tenacity of a
Champion for Latino Equity
A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
“With a heavy heart, we mourn the loss of Gloria Molina, a trailblazer and an enduring symbol of strength for our Latino community. Gloria was not only a political icon but also a personal role model for me and countless other women. She opened doors, shattered ceilings, and stood as a true champion for equity with an unyielding spirit that continues to inspire us. I was privileged to sit side-by-side with Gloria in meetings, absorbing her wisdom and tenacity. Her belief in the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s mission was a powerful endorsement of the work we do. Today, as we remember Gloria, we also commit to carrying forward the torch she so valiantly held high for all of us. Her legacy will continue to guide us in our fight for representation, ownership, and equality.”
Gloria Molina, an unwavering force, defied the odds as the first Chicana in the California State Assembly. Her legacy shines brightly, inspiring countless women of color to dream big and break barriers. In her wake, she leaves a path of progress and a call to action for future leaders. Gloria’s legacy is etched in her many accomplishments, from her work in the California State Assembly to her service as the Los Angeles County Supervisor. Gloria was a tireless advocate for Latino rights, constantly pushing for better access to healthcare, quality education, and immigrant rights. She believed in the power of representation, championing causes that sought to amplify the voices of the marginalized and underserved.
Gloria’s impact on the National Hispanic Media Coalition was profound. Her support for our mission validated our efforts and reinforced our commitment to advancing the cause of Latino representation in media. Our shared belief in the power of media to shape public opinion and drive change is a guiding principle in our work.
As we remember Gloria, we honor her spirit and vow to continue her fight for equity, representation, and justice. We celebrate her life by carrying forward her legacy, inspired by her courage and guided by her wisdom.
Gloria Molina’s influence will forever resonate in the hearts of countless women who, because of her, believe they too can shatter ceilings and effect change. Her legacy is one of empowerment, resilience, and unwavering dedication to serving others. We thank Gloria and promise to keep her spirit alive in our ongoing work.
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
Los Angeles, CA