UnidosUS
Virtual Events

UnidosUS is hosting virtual events, including town halls, roundtables and informational sessions surrounding the impact of the pandemic on our communities. Watch recorded events below and register for upcoming ones here:

Upcoming Events

Past Events

UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | November 18, 2020
Racial Equity: Latinos Agents of Racial Justice
On November 18, UnidosUS hosted a virtual town hall, "Racial Equity: Latinos as Agents of Racial Justice: How Hispanic Diversity Can Promote Racial Reconciliation,” which examined the role that Latinos can play as agents of change as the country increasingly confronts issues of racial discrimination.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | November 12, 2020
Open Enrollment 2021 is Here: Take Action and Enroll!
Open Enrollment provides the Latino community with an opportunity to enroll in health coverage with peace of mind knowing that they and their family are covered.

La inscripción abierta 2021 está aquí: ¡Actúe e inscríbase!
La inscripción abierta brinda a la comunidad latina la oportunidad de inscribirse en una cobertura médica con la tranquilidad de saber que ellos y su familia están cubiertos.



UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía joined the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) CEO Kevin Allis and field organizer for Promise Arizona Alexis Rodriguez in a webinar on the Latino and American Indian vote in Arizona, a key battleground state with significant Latino and American Indian populations.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWNHALL | October 29, 2020
Adelante to the Polls Virtual Town Hall
On October 29, UnidosUS hosted a virtual town hall, "ADELANTE to the Polls,” just four days before the presidential election to encourage early voters and Election Day voters to finalize their voting plan and follow through with it, as well as to share an overview of what to expect once the polls close. Resources on where to obtain information or talk to a person live if you have any questions were also shared.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL EVENT | October 27, 2020
De Colores: A LGBTQIA+ Latinx Celebration
Join us to celebrate LGBTQ History Month and Latinx leaders. Thanks to the support of General Motors, UnidosUS is hosting a space to connect via a virtual networking reception, followed by an exciting panel that will highlight queer Latinx leadership across movements and sectors. This event will also honor one of our Affiliates as the 2020 LGBTQ Champion for their exceptional leadership thanks to the support of the Human Rights Campaign.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE | October 21, 2020
Estamos a menos de dos semanas de las elecciones y UnidosUS, en un evento patrocinado por AARP trajo expertas a la mesa redonda “Eleva tu voz. Vota seguro” para hablar sobre las opciones de voto en estas elecciones.



En julio de 2020 se estableció que la mayoría de las familias latinas en los Estados Unidos resistían la presión de volver a la escuela este otoño. En este webinar, patrocinado por NEA, UnidosUS y expertos de diferentes organizaciones, proporcionarán herramientas prácticas a familias, estudiantes y educadores para ayudarles en abogacía educacional sobre la seguridad y la equidad en la reapertura de las escuelas.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWNHALL | September 30, 2020
COVID 19 - What is Happening to Latino Renters?
Approximately one in five renters are at risk of eviction. The risk is even higher for our community. For example, the week of July 21, one in three Black and Latino renters reported that they were unable to pay rent, compared with 20% of White and Asian renters. 



While Latino students are entering college, they face financial and institutional barriers once they arrive which makes it difficult for them to remain enrolled. Our panelists during the webinar shared their personal stories of their college experience but also spoke about the obstacles that Latino students encounter when they go to college while examining the way these have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | September 21, 2020
Vote 2020: Get Ready, Get Set
With as many registered voters in the Latino community as potential eligible voters, Latino voters around the country are poised to make a difference in battleground districts around the country.



count me in
This panel of Latinx thought leaders and newsmakers discuss the importance to the Latinx community of completing the census questionnaire and making their voices heard in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
The panel was moderated by veteran television anchor and Verizon host Diana Alvear, and featured insights from Arturo Vargas, CEO of NALEO Educational Fund; Tom Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF; and Clarissa Martinéz de Castro, deputy vice president of policy and advocacy at UnidosUS.



Latino college students in California are disproportionately first-generation and low-income. About 50 percent of community college students in the state experienced food insecurity before the pandemic; 60 percent faced housing insecurity. And, Latino students are more likely to face financial barriers when it comes to completing higher education.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE | August 11, 2020
La salud mental de nuestrxs jóvenes: una conversación abierta
En nuestro webinar “La salud mental de nuestrxs jóvenes: una conversación abierta,” contamos con los expertos Héctor Sánchez-Flores, director ejecutivo del National Compadres Network; Karla Payes, trabajadora social psiquiátrica en Los Angeles Unified School District; y Omar Ornelas, director de aplicación de programas en Teach For America; y que inauguró la Congresista Nanette Diaz Barragán, representante de los EE.UU. por el distrito 44 de California.



UNIDOS US PRESS CALL | July 16, 2020
The Latino Community in the Time of Coronavirus
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Congressman Joaquin Castro, and UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía, along with moderator Carlos Guevara, Associate Director of Immigration Initiatives at UnidosUS, discuss the release of a new report n the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the Latino community.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | July 2, 2020
UnidosUS: Empowering Youth Advocates
Youth are playing an important role in shaping our country’s future. Our Líderes Avanzando Fellows are dynamic leaders who are navigating the effects of COVID-19 and civil unrest firsthand in different parts of our country. To shape a more equitable future, our youth must be at the table. This roundtable will provide an opportunity to directly center youth voices and offer perspectives on how young advocates can become leaders.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | June 29, 2020
COVID-19 and the Unequal Impact on Arizona’s Latinos
Latinos in Arizona were already vulnerable to health disparities before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States, with especially troubling trends for Latino children. After the virus, these inequities have only been exacerbated for the Arizona Hispanic community at large.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | June 25, 2020
COVID-19's Impact on Texas Latino Health: What Can You Do?
The number of coronavirus cases are continuing to rise in Texas, a state that also has the distinction of having the highest overall uninsured rate in the country.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | June 24, 2020
Navigating the Financial Aid Process Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic
UnidosUS hosted a webinar aimed at demystifying the college financial aid process; examining the challenges that students and their families have encountered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and giving advice to students and families on how they can advocate for themselves in the higher education system.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | 18 de junio de 2020
Cambios al programa de SNAP bajo COVID-19 
En un panel virtual realizado el jueves, 18 de junio, por UnidosUS y el Food Research Action Center (FRAC), se abordaron los cambios que se han hecho al programa de SNAP (el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria) bajo COVID-19 y se presentaron los desafíos, las mejores prácticas y las lecciones aprendidas que experimentan los latinos cuando se inscriben a SNAP.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | June 18, 2020
Latino Education in the Time of Quarantine
Moderated by Nicole Suarez, Correspondent for Noticias Telemundo, with welcome remarks by UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía, the town hall discussion included California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond; CEO and co-founder of Latinos for Education Amanda Fernandez; and Oscar Romano, School Principal at YES Prep Gulfton.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE | May 20, 2020
COVID-19 Economic Recovery and the Latino Community
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, and UnidosUS SVP of Policy & Advocacy Eric Rodriguez, along with moderator Rafael Bernal from The Hill, discuss the devasting economic impact of COVID-19 on Latino workers and small businesses, and the need for inclusive economic recovery.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | May 12, 2020
The Frontline Response: Local Latino Leaders Address COVID-19
Join us to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on Latinos and the response of local leaders Mayor Eric Garcetti, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in their communities. Moderated by Univision Leon Krauze.



UNIDOS US VIRTUAL TOWN HALL | April 22, 2020
The Unequal Impact of Covid-19 on the Latino Community
Moderated by MSNBC Anchor Alicia Menendez, hear from our panelists about the latest updates on the current state of COVID-19, what’s at stake for our community, and the available resources to help families during this crisis:
  • Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
  • Richard E. Besser, M.D., President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus



TELEASAMBLEA INFORMATIVA | 31 de marzo de 2020
Coronavirus: La Salud de Nuestras Familias
Expertos comparten información sobre COVID-19 y cómo protegernos.
Moderadora: Nicole Suárez Panelistas: Janet Murguía, Dr. Kathleen Page, Dr. Raul Ruiz