PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — We are Philly Proud to continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage month 2020.
Anchor Walter Perez joined a distinguished, multi-generational panel of local Hispanic leaders for 6abc’s ‘State of the Latino Community’ on Wednesday night.
Topics covered during this hour-long conversation include COVID-19’s effect on the community, voting & voter mobilization in the Latino community, the Census, the current social justice movement around police brutality/protests, effects of gun violence in our local communities and the generational debate on Latin vs. LatinX.
We were also joined by 2020 6abc Philly Proud Community Leader honoree – Nilda Ruiz- President & CEO, APM – Associación Puertorriquenos en Marcha.
Nilda Ruiz – President & CEO, APM – Associación Puertorriquenos en Marcha
Ricardo Hurtado – President & CEO, Hispanic Media, Publisher of El Sol Newspaper
Joanna Otero-Cruz – Deputy Managing Director for Community Services, City of Philadelphia
Judge Nelson Diaz – Lawyer, Author
Yocasta Lora – AARP, Associate State Director of Advocacy & Community Outreach, Co-founder of Dominicanos of the Delaware Valley
Dr. Adrian Rivera Reyes – Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission for Latino Affairs