VotoLatino Logo presents

Countdown to #OTTNO: The Next Generation of Advocates

Our Panel

Our Panel

Hey world, there’s a new kid on the block. Generation Z doesn’t know a world without wifi, and will be the most educated and most diverse generation to date. There is no doubt that Gen Z is changing the conversation and this election proved what a crucial role young people play in our country.

Hear how young advocates from Standing Rock to Baltimore galvanize their peers and what marketers must understand about Gen Z to communicate authentically.

Session Details

#OTTNO: The Next Generation of Advocates
Date:
03/15/2017
Time: 2PM – 3PM (Central Time)
Venue: JW Marriott, Room 203-204
You can find official SXSW info here.

Speakers

Speakers

Twitter

Kwame Rose

Kwame Rose
Twitter

Kwame Rose


Kwame Rose is a social activist, artist, and writer. He is known for having boldly held mainstream media, particularly Geraldo Rivera of Fox News, accountable for its inaccurate representation of protestors during the Baltimore Uprising. Since then Kwame traveled the Country speaking at some of the most prestigious universities and college campuses about the unrest in Baltimore, and the issue of policing Black communities. More recently Kwame was a producer and host for The Real News Network. Kwame was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. His passion for public speaking once earned him a full scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio as a member of the Debate team. As a student, he advocated for hip-hop-infused education as a means to educate the youth and give a voice to the voiceless. After the completion of his freshman year, deteriorating social conditions in his hometown of Baltimore prompted the permanent return of the young activist with a firm commitment to improve and serve his community. In 2013, Kwame helped form the organization Brothers In Action, Inc., a mentoring group for young Black males in Baltimore City. He served on the Executive Board until recently stepping down to launch BE Foundation, in an effort to not only highlight Black youth but also, help them excel in pursuing their dreams and aspirations. Realizing that one way to ensure that the stories of oppressed communities were told accurately, Rose began writing for several media publications including Mashable, Huffington Post, and USA Today about the issues of his generation.
Twitter

Alexis Moncada

Alexis Moncada
Twitter

Alexis Moncada


Alexis Isabel Moncada is an 18 year old Mexican American woman who created a social media profile in order to reach out to young people about human rights, feminism, and politics. Called "Feminist Culture," the page reaches out to young people across the world and gives them a platform to speak on. She also created a widespread campaign entitled "Give Elsa a Girlfriend" which became a prominent conversation in pop culture. Her grandparents immigrated here from Chihuahua, Mexico and Moncada is the first person in her entire family to be attending University at Florida State. Her main goal is to become a journalist and politician in the future, fighting for the rights of all Latino's, people of color, and women. As of now she has been published on Nylon Magazine, MTV News, and International Business Times with features in front page articles in New York Times and Washington Post.

Daunette Reyome

Daunette Reyome

Daunette Reyome


Daunette is a 14 year old Native American model who started modeling at the age of 12. As a little girl it was her dream to be in the fashion industry and to use her platform for good. Her first runway show was called Vintage to Vogue and she's modeled for many different emerging designers out of Atlanta from Besida to 7th & Madison to House of Adnama.
At one point in her career, due to self-doubt and lack of confidence, Daunette lost hope that her dreams could come true. Thankfully though, her parents never gave up and within one year she went from Vintage to Vogue to Teen Vogue. At that point she realized she had gained the platform to work towards fulfilling her other dream of being a youth motivational speaker and helping to build the relationship between the fashion industry and Indian Country. Since that May 2016 issue of Teen Vogue, titled Cultural Appreciation, she has also collaborated with Teen Vogue on another project called #AskANativeAmericanGirl. This 4-part video series touched upon overall Native American culture as well as "Misconceptions of Native Americans" and included pieces on the Dakota Access Pipeline and the true history behind Thanksgiving.

Additional Speakers


Twitter

María Teresa Kumar

President & CEO, Voto Latino
María Teresa Kumar
Twitter

María Teresa Kumar

President & CEO, Voto Latino
María Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmynominated contributor with MSNBC. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by registering over a quarter million voters and garnered several prestigious awards including several Promax Gold and Webby Honorees. Fast Company named her among the most 100 Creative Minds in business. In 2013, Elle Magazine named her one of the 10 most influential women in Washington, DC. Hispanic Business named her among the 100 most influential Latinos in America and Hispanic Executive named her among the top 10 most influential Latinos in the country. HBO’s Celebrity Habla and PBS’s Undergraduates have profiled her work. Maria Teresa co-Chaired the Aspen Task Force on Connected Learning. The Imagen Foundation, HOPE, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and DEMOS are among the organizations that have recognized her leadership. She is a frequent guest analyst on NPR and PBS, a panelist on Bill Maher’s HBO show, an opinion writer for national publications, and a sought after speaker at major conferences including GE, Prudential, Intel, SXSW, NetRoots Nation, Personal Democracy Forum, and TEDx. María Teresa serves on the national boards of EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Federation and the Latino Leaders Network. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a Hunt Alternative Fund Prime Mover, an Aspen Institute Scholar and a Council on Foreign Relations Lifetime Member. She started her career as a legislative aide for then-Democratic Caucus Chair Vic Fazio, and graduated from Harvard’s Kennedy School and the University of California at Davis. When not in DC, Maria Teresa travels with her husband Raj Kumar and their two babes Lucia Mercedes and Eduardo.

Panel Location

Panel Location

JW Marriott Austin Downtown

110 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

“ALL LATINOS RESIST” CONCERT

After our panel, join us again on Thursday, March 16 for an “All Latinos Resist Concert” presented by Voto Latino and SXSW. Our lineup includes Panteón Rococó, Residente, and Ozomatli.

Learn More