National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is proud to welcome Maria Hinojosa as keynote speaker for 2012 NALAC National Conference in Philadelphia: “Seizing the Moment Now”. For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is the first Latina to anchor a Frontline report. “Lost in Detention” about deportation and immigration detention aired in October 2011 and sparked public engagement and conversation from Capitol Hill to mainstream media to the Spanish language media. Hinojosa interviewed dozens of notable Latinos for Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ "The Latino List" which premiered on HBO in October 2011.
The 2012 NALAC National Conference will take place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel from October 17 - 21, 2012. For more information visit nalac.org. Pre-registration will begin in May 2012.