You’re probably familiar with the stereotypes about Latino Youth: That they’re a passive generation, that they’re losing their cultural ties, that they’re deeply unengaged from both the political and the educational system. Well, we beg to differ.
Truth is, The Millennial Generation—American teens and twentysomethings – represent the wave of the future.
Let’s look at the substantial numbers:
- By 2020 more than one out of three adult Americans will be Millennials)
- 50,000 U.S. Hispanic youth turn 18 years of age each month
- Tech and online savvy
- More open to diversity
- More likely to develop sustainable solutions to address current problems
The list goes on and on, but beyond any research or numbers, the fact is that there’s a huge need to find ways to provide inspiration and encouragement, to guide and empower our youth. Ultimately our future, and the future of America, depends on it.
Tonight, we’d like to focus our attention on this very special group, our future leaders! We’ll start a bit early as we’ll be watching Univision’s Premios Juventud, a show that goes beyond traditional award ceremonies, allowing young Hispanics to honor their favorite celebrities in five distinct areas: Music, Movies, Novelas, Sports, and Pop Culture. This is one of the most interactive shows on TV, so if you’re watching and following their hashtag #PremiosJuventud on Twitter, be sure to join us at 7 pm EST, then stay for our regular #latism party at 9 pm EST!
- How are Latino Millenials being shaped by the Latino moment in history?
- How do we turn the pre-conceived negative images about Latino youth into positive ones?
- Will millenials benefit or suffer due to their hyperconnected lives?
- How will our youth (re)shape the American landscape in the future?
- How can we inspire our youth to dream big(ger)?
- DATE: July 19, 2012
- TIME: 7 pm EST to 11 pm EST
- HOSTESS: Elianne Ramos aka @ergeekgoddess
- GUESTS: @Univision @PremiosJuventud
- HASHTAGS: #LATISM #PremiosJuventud
- WHERE: http://www.tweetchat.com/room/latism