Univision Comes to UCLA to Talk About the Educational Future for Latinos

Students and other education stakeholders submitted questions onstage and via Twitter about financial aid, overcoming cultural and familial barriers to higher education.

Reprinted from UCLA Today


Last week, Ackerman Grand Ballroom was transformed into a broadcast studio when UCLA and Univision Communications co-hosted a Spanish-language town hall and an English-language webcast focused on the urgency of closing the Latino education gap.

“Today is the Future” was moderated by award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos, co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision,” in front of an audience of students, parents and teachers from across Los Angeles. Speakers included Chancellor Gene Block; Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; and Superintendent John Deasy of the Los Angeles Unified School District, among other distinguished educators and community leaders.

For the full story in UCLA Today, click here.

For video of the entire town hall in five parts, click here.


Above: GSE&IS Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (third from left) participated in a panel discussion on the future of education in the U.S.  from a Latino perspective at a town hall presented by Univision and UCLA. L-R: Univision’s Gabriela Teissier (standing); Antonio Flores, president and CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Michele Siqueiros, executive director, Campaign for College Opportunities; and Glenn Llopis, founder, Center for Hispanic Leadership.