Editor’s note: To view the schedule, please visit: http://hispanicize2012.sched.org/

Note to press regarding access to Latinovators: The Latinovators: Maria Elena Salinas (4/11), Nely Galan (4/12), Emilio Estefan (4/12), Cesar Millan (4/13) will also be giving media interviews directly following their presentations in the Press Conference room.

The Press Conference Room is located on the 4th floor, Gallery 3.

Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 am

Be the first to experience 12 new attractions in 2012 – Orlando me hace feliz!

Beat the summer rush, experience the newest attractions and find out why Orlando will make you smile. Visit Orlando invites you to learn more about our dynamic destination before anyone else! Home to the most thrilling attractions, best world-class dining options, unmatched shopping venues, Orlando has it all. Meet us for our press conference at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. The presentation will take place on the 4th floor, Gallery 3.

Wednesday April 11 from 2:00-3:00 pm

Nuestro Rio Celebrates Cesar Chavez with Corrido Live Performance to Urge Policymakers to Protect Colorado River and Preserve Latino History

Miguel Orozco, Nueva Vista Media (producer of Viva Obama, which has been viewed by over 1.5 million people). Mariachi band Fiesta Grande will perform the Colorado River corrido and ask people to sign Nuestro Rio’s Si Se Puede Pledge.

Demand on Colorado River water now exceeds its supply. Nuestro Rio is sending a musical message (through a corrido, or traditional ballad) that Latinos want utilities and our state and federal governments to plan for a future in which water flows strong in the Colorado River. The corrido focuses on the historical and cultural significance of the Colorado River to our communities.

Nuestro Rio (@NuestroRio) is a grassroots network of over 13,000 Latinos who support restoring strong water flows in the Colorado River and its tributaries in order sustain this resource that has benefited our communities for hundreds of years.

Thursday, April 12 starting at 9:20 am

Aliza Lifshitz, MD introduces – Hispanic Nurses Network “A Matter of Life and Death”

In response to the lack of healthcare information available for Hispanics, The Clorox Company, in partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), will be announcing the launch of the Hispanic Nurses Network, a new healthcare resource for Hispanic families. The announcement will be made by Aliza Lifshitz, MD, founder and editor in chief of VidaySalud.com, along with Angie Millán, RNP, MSN, president of the NAHN at a press conference, where they will also be available for one-on-one interviews in Spanish. After the media announcement, media is invited to attend a panel with Dr. Lifshitz titled “A Matter of Life and Death: Best Practices and Case Studies to help Latinos Improve their Health Literacy.” Session details at: http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/sessions.html

Thursday, April 12 from 2:00-3:00pm

elwiri, the first Spanish-language “lifestyle” mobile application

News Conference and Demonstration Thursday April 12 from 2:00-3:00pm. Elwiri offers information in multiple trendy subjects that you can share with friends, while accumulating points to win giveaways and social media with the Latino community. Stop by to download the app for free, check out a demo and pick up a goody bag.

Friday, April 13 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Media meet and greet with two Latino legends of journalism, Emilio Sanchez and Ruben Navarrette

Meet two Latino legends of journalism, Emilio Sanchez and Ruben Navarrette, following the panel “Yo Decido. Latinos matter in politics and media. How Latino media will cover the 2012 elections,” sponsored by VOXXI.  Emilio Sanchez, President and CEO, VOXXI, is the renowned former editor of EFE News Agency with a successful track record that spans over 25 years.  Nationally-syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette is one of the most respected Latino analysts in the country who recently began writing an exclusive weekly column for VOXXI. Both will take part in the panel that morning.

VOXXI is the premier site for news, analysis and commentary with a Hispanic focus.   The site recently announced their strategic plans for expanded coverage of the 2012 elections and the role of Latinos will play in it.  Please contact Janice Lusky Greenspan at (305) 318-1566 to pre-arrange an interview.

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