Power Summit - Voto Latino

Voto Latino Foundation welcomes you to join our 13th Annual Power Summit, a two-day, free-to attend virtual conference!

Join us to hear from industry leaders, celebrities and elected officials on the importance of equity and of celebrating and owning your voice.

About Voto Latino Foundation

Speakers

Stacey Abrams

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Founder of Fair Fight

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Stacey Abrams is the New York Times bestselling author of Our Time Is Now and Lead from the Outside, an entrepreneur and a political leader. She served as Democratic Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives for 7 years prior to running for Governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She launched Fair Fight Action after the 2018 gubernatorial election to ensure every American has a voice in our election system, Fair Count to ensure accuracy in the 2020 Census and the Southern Economic Advancement Project, a public policy initiative to broaden economic power and build equity in the South. Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi and were raised in Georgia.

Dolores Huerta

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

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Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. 

She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

María Teresa Kumar

Founding President and CEO, Voto Latino Foundation

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María Teresa Kumar is the founding CEO of Voto Latino and Voto Latino Foundation and is an Emmy-nominated on-air analyst for MSNBC. As the country’s largest Latinx voter registration and mobilization organization, Voto Latino has played a decisive role in American elections and been a major voice countering disinformation in the Latino community. Under María Teresa’s leadership, this work has garnered numerous awards and recognitions.

María Teresa began her career as a Senior Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill where she worked on appropriations and trade policy. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, an international affairs graduate of the University of California at Davis, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a board member of Emily’s List. María Teresa has dedicated her career to engaging the public to build democracy and protect human rights.

Manny MUA

One on One Session

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Manny Gutierrez (known professionally as Manny MUA) is a Mexican-American makeup artist, beauty expert, entrepreneur and pioneer in the makeup world for his commitment to blurring the lines of gender in cosmetics. Manny is the Founder & CEO of Lunar Beauty, a cosmetics line for men, women, and everyone in between. Manny has been recognized by Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for establishing his own beauty empire and being one of the most influential beauty experts on the internet. Manny currently stars as the host and mentor in the Snap Original series Coming Out and will next be seen in the revival of VH1’s The Surreal Life. For information on Lunar Beauty please visit lunarbeauty.com.

To view Manny MUA’s Youtube Channel, visit this link!

Photo Credit: Buzzfeed/Shannon Soule

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Breakout Session Host

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Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica, is former syndicated newspaper columnist and now a full-time creativepreneur which has led to multiple product lines, and collabs with national brands. She has authored several craft books and novels, the newest book by Kathy, The Crafty Chica Creates is now available on pre-sale and will hit bookstores everywhere on November 30th. Kathy has new product lines debuting this year for HSN, Bisque Imports, Madison Park Greetings, and Riley Blake fabrics.  Kathy has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Buzzfeed+ more. 

To pre-order Kathy’s latest book The Crafty Chica Creates please click here.

Gregorio Casar

Panelist

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Recently elected for a third term, Gregorio “Greg” Casar is the youngest person ever elected to the Austin City Council. He has a proven track record of fighting for a fair and safe city for all Austinites.

Greg’s passion has led him to tackle long standing issues in the community, with accomplishments that include many victories on behalf of Austin’s working families. He championed the paid-sick-days laws passed first in Austin, and later in San Antonio and Dallas, implementing what the Austin-American Statesman called the “most progressive labor policy for the entire state and possibly the American South.” He also led the effort to pass the largest affordable housing bond in Texas history, providing historic increases in housing for Austin’s working class.

The safety of all of Austin’s residents is one of Greg’s highest priorities. Greg led the initiative to clear the backlog of sexual assault evidence kits and addressed a shelter shortage for survivors of family violence. He has addressed racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and authored the “Freedom City” policies which reduced discretionary misdemeanor arrests by 75% and ended all arrests and fines for personal marijuana possession. He also successfully redirected City budget resources to address the needs of everyday Austinites more effectively, shifting to a moral budget that focuses on prevention of harm and violence, shifting away from overpolicing as a strategy and towards deep investments in community solutions. 

Jorge Casimiro

Panelist

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Jorge Casimiro serves as NIKE, Inc.’s Vice President and Chief Public Policy & Social  Impact Officer, as well as President of the NIKE Foundation. He leads an experienced and  diverse team driving NIKE’s global government relations, public affairs and social impact  strategies to effectively and responsibly engage in public policy and to create lasting,  positive change in communities around the world.  

Julia Estacolchic

Panelist

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Julia currently serves as Head of Brand for Chispa, the largest dating app for US Latinos and part of Match Group, the global leader in online dating. Before joining Match in 2017 to lead multicultural marketing strategy for Match Affinity apps and sites, she was Managing Director at Dieste, an Omnicom agency, leading a group of brand executives and cross-functional teams in business development, marketing strategy and execution for key agency clients including AT&T, The Hershey Company, Southwest Airlines, Nissan, and P&G among others. Previously, Julia served as Director of Marketing at Nexxo, a tech startup later acquired by MoneyGram, where she directed marketing efforts for multiple business models across the US, including proprietary/retail, platform, co-branded and brick-and-mortar, providing everyday financial services to US Latinos. A 2021 Women in Tech honoree, Julia is a proud bicultural and bilingual Latina with over 20 years of experience developing marketing and advertising strategies for the US, US multicultural markets and LatAm.

 

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