Weekly Hangouts

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Tune in every Tuesday at 7pm ET* on Google+ as Elianne Ramos AKA ERGeekGoddess hosts candid conversations on national and international current events, Latino issues and politics. Find previous and upcoming shows here: ElianneRamos AKA ergeekgoddess on Google+




August 26, 2014 G+ Hangout: Latinas and Equality: Politics, Culture, and the F* Word (*As in Feminism), with guests Veronica Arreola, Director, Women in Science & Engineering Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Founder of Viva la Feminista and Kimberly Inez McGuire, Director of Public Affairs at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

August 18, 2014 G+ Hangout:A Special G+ Hangout: Make Sure To Stay Insured, with guests Mayra Álvarez, Director of the State Exchange Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the US Dept of Health and Human Services; Sandra Luz, Associate Project Director/Lead Navigator, Community Council of Greater Dallas

August 12, 2014 G+ Hangout: Latinos, A Different Shade of Green: Irene Vilar, Founder of Americas Latino Eco – Festival; Rod Torrez, ‎Director of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting and Outdoors (HECHO); Marcela Gutierrez, Founder of Azul.

August 6, 2014 G+ Hangout: Activists Weigh In On Immigration with Lenka Mendoza Larko, founder of Dreamer Moms USA-Virginia; Reverend von Zirpolo, Parish minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, MA; and Andrea Cristina Mercado, Campaign Director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance

July 30, 2014 G+ Hangout: The Affordable Care Act Series: Health Insurance 101 with Gina Rodriguez, National Latino Affairs Liaison at the Department Health and Human Services (HHS LATINO); and Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff, Director of Latino Leadership and Engagement at +Planned Parenthood

July 29, 2014 G+ Hangout: The Minimum Wage and Families of Color with Alicia Criado, Field Coordinator, Economic Policy Project at NCLR; Carmen Ortiz Larsen, Owner of Aquas, Inc and Vice President at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County and member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage; and Katie Hamm, Director of Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress

July 22, 2014 G+ Hangout: BorderKids, A Humanitarian Crisis with Dolores Huerta, Labor and Civil Rights Leader and co-Founder of the Border Kids Relief Project; Wendy Young, President of Kids In Need of Defense organization (KIND) and Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director at the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

July 15 G+ Hangout: The Latino Vote with Erin Hustings, Senior Policy Analyst at NALEO Educational Fund; Héctor Sánchez Barba, Executive Director at LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) and the Chair at NHLA (National Hispanic Leadership Agenda); Jessica Reeves, VP of Partnerships at Voto Latino and Zenen Jaimes Pérez, Policy Advocate at Generation Progress

July 1st, 2014 G+ Hangout • Shaping Our Narrative: Latinos and the Media with Félix Sánchez, Chairman and Co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts; Michele Salcedo, Desk Editor at the Associated Press; and Sabrina Vourvoulias, Managing Editor, Al Día News

June 26, 2014 G+ Hangout: Climate Change’s Impact on the Latino Community. Elianne Ramos Guest-Hosts a G+ Hangout with U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Hangout organized by Voces Verdes.

June 25, 2014 G+ Hangout: Latino Youth and the ACA with Yándary Zavala, Communications Project Manager for Voto Latino, Cristina Rivera, State Outreach Coordinator for Young Invincibles and Sarah Audelo, Policy Director for Generation Progress.

June 18, 2014 G+ Hangout: Human Trafficking: A Latino Issue with Ana Isabel Vallejo from VIDA Law Assistance, Rocío Alcántar from the National Immigrant Justice Center and Teresita Chavez-Pedrosa from the National Hispanic Bar Association, Florida Region

June 11, 2014 • G+ Hangout: Men’s Health with George L. Askew, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Steven López, Senior Health Policy at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR); and José Plaza, National Director or Engagement at Enroll America

June 10, 2014 • G+ Hangout: #NetNeutrality and Its Impact for Latinos with U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Rutgers University Scholar Jason Llorenz and Presente.org Executive Director Arturo Carmona

June 3, 2014 • G+ Hangout: Special Interview with Labor & Civil Rights Legend Dolores Huerta

The Affordable Care Act & YOU: Women’s Health Edition, with Mayra Álvarez from U.S. Department of Health, Vanessa Gonzalez-Plummoff from Planned Parenthood and Ann Marie Benitez from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health • Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How technology can aid Immigration Reform, with Congressman Joe Garcia, Alida Garcia from FWD.us, Felice Gorordo from Clearpath Immigration, Jimmy Hernández from Voto Latino and Hanna Seigel, Chief of Staff, Partnership for a New American Economy • Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Interview With Texas State Senator and Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Leticia Van de Putte • Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Immigration Reform: What’s Next? with Eliseo Medina from SEIU, Gaby Pacheco from The Bridge Project, Pramila Jayapal from We Belong Together and Author/Activist Susana Sandoval • Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Creating Miracles for Latino Children • Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The State of Women of Color in PoliticsMon, March 31, 7:00 PM

Latin@ Bloggers Hangout On Air with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen SebeliusWed, March 26, 1:30 PM

LGBTQ Issues and the Latino Community with Dolores Huerta from the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Sergio Lopez from Freedom to Marry, Laura Esquivel from the Maryland Civil Rights Commission and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health; and Gautam Raghavan from the White House • Thu, February 27, 7:00 PM EST

Ya Es Hora: The Latino Vote with Ilia Calderón from Univision; Clarisa Martinez from NCLR; Leo Pierson from George Mason University and The Mason Project on Immigration; Arturo Vargas from NALEO and Liliana Rañon from LULAC • May 1, 2012

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