“Tu Educación Es Nuestro Futuro” Town Hall October 21 in D.C. [MEDIA ALERT]

Univision’s Town Hall is Part of “Edúcate, Es El Momento” Education Week and Will Feature U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis; Chairman of the Board for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Raul Romero; Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón; and Dr. Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education at Harvard University

Town Hall Will Be Live Streamed in English on Eselmomento.com and Broadcast in Spanish on the Univision Network

WHAT: Univision’s “Educate, Es el momento” seven-day effort, as part the Es el momento (The Moment is Now) initiative, will feature a town hall titled “Tu Educación es Nuestro Futuro” (Your Education is our Future). Topics to be addressed will range from the early childhood education gap to the urgency of college completion and the potential solutions to achieve that goal, and teacher appreciation, among other critical issues.
During the “Tu Educación es Nuestro Futuro” town hall, students attending Univision-hosted workshops in Los Angeles and Chicago will participate via satellite.
WHO: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis; Chairman of the Board for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Raul Romero; Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón; and Dr. Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education at Harvard University.
Jorge Ramos, Emmy-award winning journalist, co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” and host of “Al Punto” will moderate the town hall.
WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2011
TIME: “Tu Educación es Nuestro Futuro” will be live streamed in English from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET on www.eselmomento.com.
The town hall will air on the Univision Network on Saturday, October 22 at 5 p.m. ET/PT, 4 p.m. CT in Spanish with closed captions in English and Spanish.
WHERE: Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,
Washington, DC 20001
Enter from 6th Street N.W., Freedom Forum entrance
PRESS INFORMATION: Beginning at 2 p.m. ET (subject to change), pre-registered members of the press are invited to cover and will be set up in a media room with Wi-Fi, a mult box and feed to the town hall taping. Refreshments will be served. We ask that all media RSVP by Thursday, October 20.
RSVP/CONTACTS: Carolina Valencia – (646) 673-6494, cvalencia@univision.net
Erin Allweiss – (202) 446-8265, eallweiss@groupsjr.com
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit Univision’s Es el momento comprehensive online and mobile website, www.eselmomento.com, which serves as a hub for education-related news, tools and resources. The site also features a dedicated section for “¡Edúcate, Es el momento!” education week with a calendar of events, workshop and phone bank information, custom education pieces from experts and bloggers, and more.
Connect with Es el momento on Facebook and Twitter and access education-related locations featured on Univision’s Foursquare page for helpful resources in several cities across the U.S.