PATRICIA M. SiTAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS, THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Tickets now available at http://tedxadamsmorgan.eventbrite.com
WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) President and CEO Antonio Tijerino shared his vision for empowering America’s next generation of leaders at TEDxAdamsMorgan on June 7, 2012 at the Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C.
“I am thrilled to be a part of TEDxAdamsMorgan in my hometown,” said Tijerino. “As communication evolves in the 21st century, TED and TEDx events have exponentially increased access to ‘ideas worth spreading’ around the world. My talk will be focused on trusting, encouraging, preparing, and positioning youth to lead. For all the talk of ‘future leaders’ and ‘leaders of tomorrow,’ I want to make the point that youth is ready to lead right now, not tomorrow, and not in the future.”
TEDxAdamsMorgan, dubbed the “Forces of Change” to reflect the challenges facing Adams Morgan – and the global community – today, focused on five programmatic tracks by 15 presenters representing diverse industries and cultures:
· Lead through innovation
· Rise Up against injustice
· Adapt to a changing world
· Help those in need
· Celebrate who we are and how far we’ve come
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. TED is a nonprofit which started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader and has exploded on social media. Visit http://www.ted.com/.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Established in 1987 by the White House, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is a 501c3, national nonprofit which inspires, identifies, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also provides Latinos in America with role models, cultural pride and a promising future through public awareness campaigns and special events.
What distinguishes HHF from other organizations is a focus on helping “a Latino to help hundreds more." Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org and follow HHF on twitter @HHFoundation for more information. And join LOFTnetwork.org for an online community of more than 75,000 students and young professionals who are part of the Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) leadership and workforce development program.
For HHF, please contact: Maria Esmeralda Paguaga at MariaEsmeralda@hispanicheritage.org.
For TEDx, please contact Bethany Hardy at Bethany@cfoxcommunications.com.