Town Hall Extends Univisionís Initiative to Increase Educational Attainment within the Hispanic Community
Miami, FL — Univision, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will host ìNoticias Univision Presenta: Es El Momento ñ El Presidente, Los Hispanos y la EducaciÛnî (The Moment is Now: The President, Hispanics and Education) on Monday, March 28, 2011 from Bell Multicultural High School in the nationís capital. Hosted by Emmy-award winning journalist and co-anchor of ìNoticiero Univision,î Jorge Ramos, the town hall will give President Barack Obama the opportunity to engage with students, parents and teachers in an important dialogue on education and Hispanic educational attainment. The historic event will be broadcast on the Univision Network on March 28 at 7pm ET / PT, 6 pm CT. It will also be streamed online on www.EsElMomento.com in English and Spanish and simulcast on Univision Radio.
ìAs part of our mission to inform, entertain and empower Hispanic America, we are thrilled to be able to provide the Hispanic community the opportunity to engage directly on one of the most important issues impacting our ability to remain competitive globally,î said Cesar Conde, president, Univision Networks. ìIt is vital that Univision continues to be front and center with news and information that can help Hispanics maximize their educational potential.î
Topics to be discussed at the town hall with President Obama will include better preparing students for college and 21st century careers, greater parental engagement in education, and the politics of reforming the educational system.
In the lead up to the town hall, students, parents and teachers will have the opportunity to submit an education-related question for President Obama. Questions can be submitted to Univision until Sunday, March 27, 2011 through our online form. To access the form and for more details and guidelines, please visit: www.EsElMomento.com. The audience members will primarily be selected in collaboration with Bell Multicultural High School and its associations. The audience will be comprised of parents, students, teachers and school community leaders. Other educational programs and organizations will also be represented.
The education town hall with President Obama is part of Univisionís ìEs el Momentoî (The Moment is Now) initiative focused on creating a college bound culture by engaging parents and youth, and connecting the Hispanic community with the resources and information needed to help increase educational attainment. Univision recently launched the second phase of this initiative highlighting the importance of children having role models in their lives, encouraging parents to teach by example and instill in their children the importance of education, as the key to their success.
The broadcast will be closed-captioned in English on CC3 where available. The event will also be available on demand in English and Spanish online on www.EsElMomento.com, directly following the east coast broadcast. For the latest updates, news, videos and photos, please visit the site online and on mobile.
For members of the press interested in covering the town hall, please contact Carolina Valencia firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 455-4712.
About Univisionís Es el momento
Es el momento, launched in February 2010, is Univisionís comprehensive, multi-platform, national education initiative aimed at improving academic achievement among K-12 Hispanic students. The initiative focuses on college readiness, high school and college completion, as well as engaging Hispanic parents and the broader community. This effort is conducted in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, community, education and civil rights groups from around the country. Other partners include ASPIRA, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The College Board and NASA. As the premier media company serving the U.S. Hispanic community, Univisionís mission is to inform, entertain and empower Hispanics. Es el momento builds on Univisionís legacy of supporting the community through the creation of initiatives on issues affecting them, including education, health and civic engagement.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving the U.S. Hispanic community. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, reaching 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; GalavisiÛn, the countryís leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Companyís platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, which includes Univision.com, the leading Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision MÛvil, the industryís most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings; and TuTv, U.S. outlet for pay television channels of Mexico-based Grupo Televisa. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.
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