Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration of the contributions and influence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
As part of the celebration, we invited members of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network to share what their Hispanic heritage means to them, and how it shapes the work they do in disaster recovery, health, agriculture, economic development, and more. Keep reading to learn more about these leaders.
“The result is that we are creating leaders within the community.”
By Patricia Velasquez, Hollywood Actor, Organization of American States (OAS) Goodwill Ambassador for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, and Founder, Wayuu Taya…
This week, we brought together some of our closest supporters and friends to discuss the impact of the Clinton Foundation — and the issues that are shaping our work and our world. Keep scrolling to watch reflections from our conversations with Dr. Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, Ralph Smith, managing director for The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and Abbey Wemimo and Samir Goel, CGI University alums and co-founders of Esusu.
“This year has been unlike any other. COVID-19 has claimed more than 200,000 lives in the United States alone, worsened existing challenges around food security, child care, substance use disorder, and more — and disproportionately impacted African Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, and low-income families who are already bearing the brunt of these challenges to begin with.” …
Monica Maduekwe is a member of the Clinton Foundation’s Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network. Founded in 2016 by Chelsea Clinton, the WIRE Network is a professional development group for women working in energy in island nations across the Caribbean and Africa.
I grew up near an industrial area in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and witnessed the realities of living near sites where the discharge of industrial effluents goes largely unchecked. I developed asthma-like symptoms from breathing in heavily polluted air. It wasn’t until I lived in a new city that I experienced relief.
For me, the fight for environmental justice isn’t just professional — it’s personal. …