NEW YORK/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — We Are All Human, the global non-profit organization devoted to championing our common humanity, announced today that it is hosting its first-ever Hispanic Leadership Summit on December 10, 2018, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The Hispanic Leadership Summit will explore ways in which to better unify America’s Hispanic and Latino communities.
“It was imperative that we used our organization’s mission to unify this community and promote greater awareness of its vitality and future, especially at a time when negative rhetoric about American immigrants, particularly from Central and South America, have risked alienating the Hispanic and Latinx Americans who make up $1.7 trillion of America’s spending power,” Claudia Romo Edelman said, founder of We Are All Human Foundation.
The Summit is a nonpartisan event that plans to go beyond sectoral interests and insights from the November midterm elections to discuss and reflect on what unites America’s many Hispanic and Latino communities and what should be done to ensure their importance to the U.S.’s future is understood.
Joining Romo Edelman as co-hosts of the summit will be the following Hispanic and Latino leaders:
- Sol Trujillo, co-founder, and co-chairman of the Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC), a nonprofit organization devoted to reframing and advancing the public perception of Hispanics and Latinos in American society. He also is the former CEO of U.S. West, Orange SA, and Telstra, Australia
- Henry Cisneros, also co-founder and co-chairman of LDC, and the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas
- Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, vice chair of Greenberg Traurig, the Miami-based international law firm
- Cid Wilson, president, and CEO of the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility, which promotes the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America
Romo Edelman also noted the recent findings of We Are All Human’s “Hispanic Sentiment Study,” conducted by Zeno Group. The study further affirms the importance of convening leaders of Hispanic and Latino communities to explore the future of an economic force that represents $2.3 trillion of annual U.S. GDP, as Hispanics and Latinos launch more new businesses, achieve higher levels of education and reach the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies in greater numbers.
“I’m optimistic that the value of America’s Hispanic community will continue to be recognized by citizens of all walks of life,” Romo Edelman said, “but as our organization’s work has shown, much work is needed to dispel misperceptions and to unify this community of 55 million that is so important to America’s future.”
“It’s time for perceptions to catch up with the many significant contributions we’re making to this country,” said Menéndez-Cambó of Greenberg Traurig. “There is an urgent need for the Hispanic Community to unify its strengths and efforts to unlock its potential.”
Summit sponsors include Greenberg Traurig, Ulta Beauty, Dairy Management, Inc., HARMAN, Aflac, the Alumni Society, Chevron, Cultura Colectiva, Hispanic Executive, Western Union, and Zeno Group