May 13, 2012Time:
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Warner Theater in the National Museum of American History
1400 Constitution Avenue NW
Two generations in DC; 50 years is all it has taken for a small community of less than ten thousand Spanish speaking residents to become, according to the 2010 census, a ‘pueblo’ of over 790,000 Latinos residing in the Washington Metropolitan Area, (our estimate is closer to 1 million, one of every 6 residents of the area). How did this happen? Why this migration here and how has it affected the region? This is the subject of a ‘journalist’s roundtable’ sponsored by the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) at the Warner Theater in the Museum of American History, 2 pm, Sunday, May 13, 2012 as part of the Latino DC History Project.
A group of 6 journalists, all veterans of local Spanish language media, will speak at the Museum event to chronicle their experience over the past 35 years in reporting on and writing about the Latino community of the metro area. Mario Sol, nightly news anchor for the local Univision station over the past 14 years, will highlight a talented group of journalists that includes; Radio America owner and on air personality, Alejandro Carrasco; ‘CNN en Español’ reporter Ione Molinares; retired Univision News Editor, Ernesto Clavijo and Notimex correspondent Santiago Tavara. Jose Sueiro will be the moderator of this interesting event.