Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

29 July 2012

Summer of Feminista is headed to Blogher '12

I'm taking Summer of Feminista to Blogher!

I am loving all the blogger badges, but here are the ones that fit me:

I'm Speaking at BlogHer '12Come talk to me at BlogHer '12I'll be tweeting at #BlogHer12

Due to the last minute decision, I'll only be at Blogher on Saturday. But don't let that stop you from stopping me and saying hi.

The reason for attending Blogher (other than to see friends) is to be on a panel about Latinas in elected office:

Event Date:
August 4, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:45am

The demography couldn’t be more clear: Latinas are the new power brokers, politically and economically. Elected officials and analysts of electoral politics speak about the rising influence of Latinas in elected office, what they uniquely bring to the political process, and the role of social media in their 21st century political leadership. This panel takes a close-up look at the roles some key Latinas are playing in shaping politics. Ana Roca Castro moderates a discussion with blogger Veronica Arreola, Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, NYC Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito, and NH Representative Marilinda Garcia.
Mujeres, as you can see, I'm the lone non-elected Latina on the panel. I'm there to bring Summer of Feminista to Blogher. So if you are Latina, I would love to hear your thoughts on Latinas in elected office.

* Do we need more Latinas in elected office? If so, why?
* Are there issues that Latinas are best at addressing?

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