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Speakers Bureau

Considered a top Latina thought leader, Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D. is a coveted speaker, delivering keynote speeches at schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, and the White House. A professional with expertise in media, communications, Hispanic market, and diversity and inclusion, Dr. Hurtado is the creator of the women-empowering and award-winning The Wise Latina Club website and co-founder of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), home of […]

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids Funding. Will Congress Vote Before Their Vacay?

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One group of Americans almost has as much vacation as the French–Congress. However unlike many of Le Français, our lawmakers frequently leave for their respective breaks without having finished their work, in this case voting on important legislation. One such vote is the emergency funding–nearly $4 billion dollars–requested by President Obama to help care for the […]

Education Wednesday: Making the Most of Winter Break

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The holiday season is upon us and winter break is quickly approaching. With weeks away from classes, it is vital that students stay engaged in activities that continue their learning. Maximizing this free time to sharpen skills and gain new experiences can bridge students’ knowledge from one semester to another. Winter break is a much […]

Immigration Reform: Where’s the Center?

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Immigration is that can that’s always being kicked down the road–displaced by the global financial meltdown, passing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare“), Syria‘s gassing of civilians, heck, even this season’s premier of Scandal on ABC. But now that the government shutdown is finito, having narrowly averted a debt default, immigration is back…for now. […]

The Wise Latina Club’s Moment of Zen…¡on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

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A special kind of schizophrenia exists among television journalists–we want to one day be invited on The Daily Show with John Stewart, but we equally fear it. In this day when we’re doing more with less, most of us are one second from being forever known, not for breaking a story about corruption or stealing […]

¡Quick! What’s in the Constitución: Advise and Consent OR Stick It To Him?

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Let’s look at President Obama’s nominations: Massachusetts senior Senator John Kerry to the Department of State to replace Hillary Clinton. Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, ¡Virgen Santísima!–a REPUBLICAN (!) as Secretary of Defense. John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency after the former head resigned because of a lío de faldas. (Umpteenth note to men: chasing […]

What’s Wrong with National Voter Registration Day

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Election 2012: Young Latino Voters

Very little, except that like any “holiday” most people will get excited, Twitter will burn down, and then everyone goes back to her solitary lane in life. Not me. I want to push you to not just register which is critically important but to stay engaged and informed. Gente, don’t get me wrong.  Registering to […]

In the News, Speeches & Awards

Quoted in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and The Washington Post, Viviana Hurtado Ph.D’s insight is frequently sought out by media outlets ranging from MSNBC and NPR to Univision and Fox News. A recipient of numerous honors including the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) New Americano award, she frequently delivers keynote speeches and facilitates panels at schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, and the […]