Voto Latino to Host Event on Climate Change Challenges & Opportunities

November 13, 2015


What: On November 17th, Voto Latino, the leading non profit organization empowering Latino millennials and engaging them in the civic process, will join Defend Our Future, Environmental Defense Fund’s campaign to empower millennials in the fight against climate change for a conversation about how young Latinos can take action to address climate change impacts affecting their communities. The conversation will be moderated by Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo.

The conversation will highlight ways in which rising leaders can be active in combatting climate change in their own lives and within their communities, as well as learn about diverse career paths that are important to addressing the effects of climate change and protecting the environment.

This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a mix and mingles reception with food and drinks.

Who: Keynote Speaker: Mustafa Ali, Senior Advisor of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: Enrique Acevedo co-anchor of \”Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna\”
Karina Castillo, Director of Programs, The CLEO (Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities) Institute
Eric Chappel, 2014 Environmental Defense Fund Fellow at Ocean Spray Cranberries
Edwin Luevanos, Chief Executive Officer, Citizen Energy
Alexis Calatayud, FIU Student Body President

What: Defending Our Future: Fighting Climate Change in South Florida

When: Tuesday, November 17, 6:30PM-9:30PM ET

Where: Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Rooms 105/107
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Info: Space for this free event is limited. All participants must RSVP here to reserve their seat.


About Voto Latino
Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization that empowers Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices to develop leaders by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change. To learn more about Voto Latino, visit Also engage Voto Latino on Facebook at, on Google Plus at, and on Twitter at and on Instagram at

About Defend Our Future
Defend Our Future, a campaign of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), is dedicated to empowering young people to lead the fight against climate change. We are building a movement to show our elected leaders that we aren’t just waiting for them to act on climate change – we are taking action ourselves, in our personal lives, in our communities and in our government. Learn more about us at

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