ABC News Correspondent John Quiñones To Join APM For 50th Anniversary Speaker Series Event About Inequality, Race and Gentrification

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WHAT: Over the course of its 50 years, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) has become a leader in physical development financing and affordable housing, transforming communities of blight into communities of choice.

To celebrate those 50 years, APM has launched a four-part Speaker Series that convenes thought leaders, experts and activists to discuss issues that are central to the social services organization. The third event in the series features ABC News correspondent John Quiñones, and host of What Would You Do?

Quiñones will participate in a fireside chat, “In Conversation with John Quiñones” where he will share his story of moving himself out of migrant farm work and poverty into an acclaimed broadcast career. He will also join a panel discussion involving other well-known local experts about the connections between inequality, race and gentrification, as it relates to community and economic development and the deep needs that Covid-19 has exacerbated for quality, affordable housing and more accessible opportunities for homeownership and wealth building. Those who donate $50 to APM will be invited to a 30-minute virtual VIP “meet and greet” with Quiñones following the panel.


  • John Quiñones, Correspondent, ABC News
  • Nilda Ruiz, President and CEO, APM
  • Brian Hudson, Former CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, District Seven Councilwoman, Philadelphia City Council
  • Fred Bañuelos, Community Investment Business Development Manager, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual event; register at

CONTACT: Barbara Beck,, 610-246-9167 (cell)


About Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for residents of Greater Philadelphia through direct service and outreach. We offer a full spectrum of bilingual and culturally sensitive social services related to education, health, human services and community and economic development. To learn more, visit and follow the hashtag #APMTurns50 and @APMForEveryone on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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