Univision to Host Historic Education Town Hall with President Barack Obama on Monday, March 28, 2011
Media Invitation for Coverage
New York, NY – WHAT:
ìNoticias Univision Presenta: Es El Momento ñ El Presidente, Los Hispanos y la EducaciÛnî (The Moment is Now: The President, Hispanics and Education), hosted by Univisionís Jorge Ramos, will give President Barack Obama the opportunity to engage with students, parents and teachers about education and Hispanic educational achievement. The town hall will focus on better preparing students for college and 21st century careers, greater parental engagement in education, and the politics of reforming the educational system.
Monday, March 28, 2011
TIME: The town hall will be taped from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET and will air, commercial free, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, 6 p.m. CT on the Univision Network, and closed-captioned in English on CC3 where available. It will also be streamed online onwww.EsElMomento.com in English and Spanish as well as simulcast on Univision Radio in Spanish.
Bell Multicultural High School
3101 16 Street, NW 9405
Washington, DC 20010
Beginning at 8 a.m. ET (subject to change), pre-registered members of the press are invited to cover and will have access to Wi-Fi, a mult box and feed to town hall taping. Refreshments will be served. We ask that all media RSVP by Saturday, March 26.
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 an online form. To access the form and for more details and guidelines, please visit: www.EsElMomento.com.
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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