Watch Our Own Oscar Chacón on PBS- “Latino Nation: Beyond the Numbers”

NALACC’s Executive Director was a panelist on the show Latino Nation, hosted by Tavis Smiley and taped live this past weekend in Chicago.  Thanks to all who came to watch him live.  Now we have the opportunity to watch the show on PBS.  It will air April 10, 11, and 12.  Check your local listings or this link for details


Whether of Mexican, Cuban, South American or Caribbean heritage, America’s destiny is forever linked to its recognition and understanding of its diverse Latino citizens. Gone forever are the days of painting Latinos as a monolithic or insignificant community. In many respects, as the Latino community goes, so goes America.

– Tavis

Hosted in partnership with the William C. Velásquez Institute, “Latino Nation: Beyond The Numbers” panelists examine a full range of Latino influence on American life, from the economy to politics, healthcare to education, immigration to foreign policy, as well as solutions for economic growth in this vital community.

They’ll also challenge stereotypes that plague the 14 million Latino voters, whose ranks grow by approximately 20% every four years.

We air the nationally televised symposium for three nights, beginning Wednesday, April 10 through Friday April 12, 2013, with participants that include the following individuals. (Click on the name to learn more about the panelist.)