Thursday, June 16, 2005

National Convention of "Hispanic" Journalists in FW

Okay! It's gonna be a great time to walk downtown in Fort Worth this weekend. Why? Because it's gonna be Latino/a time in Sundance Square, vato/vata! With over 1,000 conferees expected for the annual convention of the NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists), you can't stay home this weekend.

Trot/drive/lowride downtown to hang out and schmooze some Latino/a journalists and give 'em a mouthful of your mind; certainly it can't hurt to encourage them to cover stories that are under-reported about Tejas.

Los Angeles mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa opened the convention with a discussion about his victory and its significance for the Latino community. (Villaraigosa is the first Latino mayor to be elected in Los Angeles in more than 130 years.) Other notable speakers at the convention will include actor John Leguizamo, Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and "Democracy Now" radio producer Amy Goodman. But my favorite journalists in attendance will be Patrisia Gonzalez (Fort Worth native) and Roberto Rodriguez, who co-write the weekly COLUMN OF THE AMERICAS.

For more information about all the hoopla, check out this spot or the NAHJ website.

Oh, the conference lasts from June 15th through June 19th, so pace yourself well. See you on the streets, pen and notepad in hand, eh?

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