Supporting and Growing the Online Latino Community Through Technological Innovation, Access, and Inclusion
In 2013, the Pew Hispanic Research Center released a report noting that “Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar—and sometimes higher—rates than do other groups of Americans.” The report was striking, given that in 2009, the digital divide between Latinos and their White counterparts, remained high. Latinos online represent a powerful economic, cultural, and advocacy bloc. Supporting and cultivating the Latino online community through innovative programming, and growing the online Latino community through strategic initiatives aimed at increasing access and affordability of internet adoption, is a top priority for LULAC. Leveraging the support of key partners is crucial in achieving these goals. Luncheon speaker will share about their work to grow, support, and cultivate the Latino online community and share insights as to where we need to go and how to get there.