NCLR Calls Senate “DREAM Act” Vote a Moral and Political Travesty

December 18, 2010 Washington, DC—NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today called the U.S. Senate’s rejection of the “DREAM Act” “a moral and political travesty” for the Latino community and our country. The bill, which received long-awaited action in both the House…

The Latino Vote in the 2010 Elections

November 3, 2010 Tuesday's midterm elections were historic for Hispanics. For the first time ever, three Latino candidates — all of them Republicans — won top statewide offices. In New Mexico, voters elected the nation's first Latina governor, Republican Susana Martinez. In Nevada, Republican Brian Sandoval won the governor's race and became Nevada's first Hispanic…

What’s the Narrative About Your Leadership?

By Brook Manville (Larry Prusak, Brook Manville, and Tom Davenport are at work on a book on judgment and how to cultivate it as an organizational, not just individual, strength. Over the next few months, we'll each be authoring posts in this blog to test-drive ideas and invite input as the research progresses.) In my…

Latino Pastoral Action Center is hosting a Faith and Public Policy lecture at Union Theological Seminary

Please join us on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, at Union Theological Seminary for a dialogue with Adolfo Carrion, Jr., HUD Regional Administrator for N.Y. and N.J. The dialogue will be on “Faith and Public Policy.” Union Theological Seminary is located at 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, N.Y. 10027.

Internship Opportunties at El Museo del Barrio

Each Spring, Summer and Fall El Museo encourages personal development by offering enriching internships to promising students and youth. El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo's wide-ranging collections…

President Obama Signs Executive Order on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

In a ceremony in the East Room of the White House today, President Obama signed an Executive Order to renew and enhance the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics so that it better serves communities across the country by engaging them in the process of improving the education of Latino students. Among the…

The Carnegie Council presents: The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953 (with live webcast)

In a striking reinterpretation of the postwar years, Robert Dallek examines what drove the leaders of the most powerful and populous nations around the globe—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, de Gaulle, and Truman—to rely on traditional power politics, despite the catastrophic violence their nations had endured. Dallek takes a penetrating look at the misjudgments that caused…

IFC’s Ten Best Latin Films of the Decade

The IFC Center, in collaboration with Cinema Tropical, presents “The Ten Best Latin American Films of the Decade,” during a week-long a special program taking place October 18-25th featuring nightly screenings of popular Latin films like Y tu Mama Tambien and Amores Perros. There will be two special in-person screenings with renowned directors Latin American…

Pew Hispanic Center releases Demographic Profiles of Latino Eligible Voters in 27 States

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, today released statistical profiles of the Latino eligible voter populations in 27 states. Derived from the 2008 American Community Survey, these profiles provide key demographic and socioeconomic information about Latino eligible voters and all eligible voters (U.S. citizens ages 18 and older). They also…

Film based on Spiritual Enterprise airs at Yale

A new film based on the book Spiritual Enterprise by Yale Divinity School Senior Research Scholar Theodore Malloch will make its New Haven debut at a showing on Oct. 20, 5:30 pm, in YDS's Niebuhr Hall.  Following the screening will be a brief panel discussion and reception.  The film premiers at the Heartland Film Festival…