Conversaciones: Latinos in Creative Industries

            Wednesday, October 5, 7pm

            School of Visual Arts

            209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor Amphitheater

            Free and open to the public

            Space is limited; RSVP on eventbrite by October 4th

¿Hablas Diseño? at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Créate@NYDesigns present Strategizing Visibility for Latino Creative Professionals, as part of CONVERSACIONES: Latinos in Creative Industries, an ongoing series of public lectures featuring some of New York’s most accomplished Latino creative professionals.

Moderated by MTV2’s Desi Sanchez, the panel will address specialized employment opportunities in the bilingual marketplace and how a Latino background can be an asset in an increasingly competitive job market.

Panelists include: Javier Fuentes, vice president and executive creative director, Vidal Partnership; Luigi Laguna, actor, voice-over artist, principal and owner, BeBu Leather Accessories; Alison Meislin, recruiter, Vitamin T; and Elizabeth Pastor, partner and co-founder, Humantific, and co-founder, NextDesign Leadership Institute. Conducted in English, the discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 7pm at 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP on eventbrite by Tuesday, October 4

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The New York metropolitan area’s Latino population numbered 50 million in the 2010 census, up from 35 million in the 2000 census. Along with the consumer clout of the Spanish-speaking community, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the City is on the rise. Yet many Latinos face ongoing challenges in realizing their full earning potential, and the Latino business community has encountered obstacles to expansion and increased productivity. One under-recognized aspect of the economic picture is the growing need for creative talent in a bilingual market like that of the Latino community.

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