Media Advisory

UnidosUS Roundtable to Highlight Youth Voices, Spur Continued Activism

April 27, 2018

Washington, DC—UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) will bring together young Latino students and community members for an afternoon roundtable event next Wednesday, May 2, at Sociedad Latina. UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía will host the roundtable, which aims to provide young Latinos a platform to speak out on issues they feel passionate about and the barriers many face in the current climate.

The event seeks to create a space where young Latinos can engage and exchange ideas and opinions on topics that are top of mind, and the steps we can take to empower and encourage youth to be changemakers in their community. The roundtable will also lift up UnidosUS’s recently-launched voter campaign, Power of 18, and the opportunity Latino youth have to be activists and advocates in this election year—either by casting a ballot for the first time or helping mobilize their peers, family members and community to get registered and vote.

Interested media should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at or (202) 776-1732.


WHAT: UnidosUS Latino Youth Roundtable 
WHEN:Wednesday, May 2, 2018
3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. ET
WHERE:Sociedad Latina, Inc.
1530 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA 02120
WHO: Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
Latino youth

, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit follow us on Facebook and Twitter.