This week's special edition of "Beyond the Headlines" focuses on the Bay Area's culturally rich and growing Hispanic community. The U.S. government defines "Hispanic or Latino" as a person of Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. This includes people from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South and Central America. Recent census projections show Latinos at almost 18% of the country's estimated 323 million people. In California, the last census reports Latinos and Hispanics as 38% of the state population.
DIGITAL EXTRA: Hispanic roundtable
ABC7 Mornings' Jessica Castro leads an in-depth discussion with key local leaders regarding some of today's pressing issues in our Hispanic or Latino communities. Topics covered include philanthropy, immigration services, education, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
In addition, our studio guests continue their frank discussion in a digital-only segment featured here. (Recorded 9/13/17)
Communications Manager, Latino Community Foundation (LCF)
Corporate Strategy Analyst, Bank of the West
San Francisco Latino Giving Circle Network, LCF
Dreamer, DACA Recipient
Superintendent, Franklin-McKinley School District
Executive Director, SIREN
ABC7 News: Rally Held For DACA Students at UC Berkeley
September 5, 2017
SIREN 30 Year Anniversary Gala
Friday, October 27, 2017
San Jose Marriott Hotel, 301 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Latino Non-Profit Accelerator
DACA Information Nights (Franklin-McKinley School District)
Dates and locations vary
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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