What the hell is “Latinx”?
Inspired by her empowering cross-country travelogue Finding Latinx, author and journalist Paola Ramos explores what it means to be Latino and what it means to be American. The word “Latinx” – a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American heritage – “captures the stories of all these people under one umbrella, spanning so many separate identities.” Ramos expands our understanding of identity and culture, offering points of connection that resonate with all of us.
Breaking Down the Latino Vote and Looking Ahead to 2024
Award-winning journalist Paola Ramos breaks down the Latino vote and upends the idea of a monolithic identity for this critical voting bloc. In this riveting program, Ramos offers prescient insights on the political impact of this diverse community, drawing on the recent election cycles and looking ahead to 2024.
Reproductive Healthcare as a Social, Economic, and Political Issue
Journalist and author Paola Ramos unpacks the key issue of reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare, particularly when it comes to Latinx voters. Ramos shares the insights she’s gleaned as a journalist and while writing her book, Finding Latinx, including talking to women in battleground states fighting for their reproductive rights and breaking taboos in their own households in this sought-after talk.
2040: Moving Towards a Majority-Minority America
In this informative and engaging talk, award-winning journalist Paola Ramos shares the social, economic, and political impact of America’s shift toward a majority-minority country by 2040. In her work, Ramos explores how Latinos are redefining identities, how this diverse population of almost 60M people has been underrepresented, and what a future of greater solidarity, social equity, and inclusivity looks like for all of us.
DEI: Inclusivity for a Stronger Community
Journalist Paola Ramos discusses how Latinos across the U.S. are redefining identities, pushing boundaries, and making an impact in powerful ways. Drawing on her personal experience as well as her vital reportage, Ramos uses a lens of intersectionality to elevate overlooked identities, advocate for meaningful representation, and illuminate how inclusivity enables us to build stronger community at work and in the world.
The Faces and Stories Behind America’s Broken Immigration System
Award-winning journalist Paola Ramos shares the faces and stories behind America’s broken immigration system in this impactful talk. As a VICE correspondent, Ramos joined migrants on their trek through the dangerous jungle, and illuminates why so many vulnerable migrants brave treacherous conditions for the hope of a better life in the U.S., and the broken immigration system they find upon arrival.
Paola Ramos is an author, Emmy award-winning journalist and Latinx advocate.
She is a host for VICE and VICE News, as well as a contributor for MSNBC and Telemundo News. Ramos uses these multi-media platforms --in both English and Spanish--to uplift the voices of marginalized communities, break down stereotypes and mobilize people towards civic engagement. Ramos was the former Deputy Director of Hispanic Media for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, a political appointee during the Obama Administration and also served in President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
She is the author of Finding Latin-X: In Search of the Voices redefining Latino Identity, published by Penguin Random House. Ramos received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and her MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School.