With Latinx representation increasing in the United States, their political and economic influence is undeniable, yet gross inaccuracies and misperceptions about the largest minority group in America persist on a number of topics, notably around the US-Mexican border. How does U.S. policy concerning the US-Mexican border shape the U.S.’s and Mexico’s/Latin America’s perceptions of each other? What role does the media play in shaping understandings and perceptions about Mexico and people of Mexican heritage living in the United States? What are some of the challenges that policy makers and media influencers face in combatting misunderstandings and misperceptions? What civic efforts are underway to reshape the narrative and why does it matter? How is technology and advances in digital communication affecting how perceptions develop and shift around this often-contentious subject? This week’s episode of The Mike Muse show will take a deep look at the policy and media shapings around the US-Mexican border and what communities are doing to reshape narratives.
Guests: Jessica Reeves, COO of Voto Latino & Guest: Michelle O’Grady, Founder and CEO- Team Friday
Jessica Reeves, COO of Voto Latino
Jessica Reeves is the Chief Operating Officer at Voto Latino.
In her role, she is responsible for developing and managing key partnerships and programs that help to advance the organization’s mission to bring new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.
Since joining Voto Latino in 2010, Jessica has been a leading player within the organization in cultivating partnerships with media, corporations and nonprofits to develop wide-impact civic engagement programs, including the inaugural National Voter Registration Day held September 25, 2012.
Michelle O’Grady, Founder and CEO- Team Friday
A socially conscious entrepreneur and civic thought-leader with over fifteen years of experience in communication and creative services in business and public policy.
As Founder and CEO of Team Friday, she leads cross-functional creative teams focused on building purpose, furthering causes and creating impact through collaboration and innovation. Michelle and her team have developed messaging and innovative solutions for a variety of organizations including; Resources Legacy Fund, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network, University of California, San Diego, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, Whole Foods, Investing in Place, The California Endowment, and AARP.
Michelle is a Google Next-Gen Policy Leader and serves on the Board of Directors for Esperanza Community Housing Corporation and Latinos in Media and Arts. She is also on the Concerned Capital and Define American Advisory Boards and is a member of COMMON.
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