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Media Advisory: “State of the Latino Family Survey” findings to be released

In partnership with Univision and The Denver Post, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) is releasing a national survey of 1,000 Latino adults that relates the challenges and successes that their families experience living in the United States. Latinos, ranging from new immigrants to long-time U.S. citizens, voice their opinions on a variety of issues, including discrimination and inequities, financial security, personal health status, education, housing, law enforcement and crime and violence in their communities. 

The poll, conducted between Sept. 19 and Oct. 15, 2014, is the second public opinion poll by WKKF to learn more about the current quality of life for families of color in communities across the United States. A poll of African American families was released in May, and future polling is planned for next year. Latino Decisions conducted the Latino poll in both English and Spanish with a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

The survey represents the views of every Latino in the U.S., from undocumented immigrants to those who migrated generations ago. WKKF hopes the data will intensify efforts by the public, private and nonprofit sectors to address root causes of the education, health, housing and wealth disparities for people of color, especially vulnerable children. This includes confronting racial biases, conscious and unconscious, that impact their families and communities.

A Livestream panel will be moderated by Arantxa Loizaga, a news anchor for Univision. Discussing the state of Latino families in the U.S. will be:

  • Dr. Barbara Ferrer, chief strategy officer, WKKF 
  • Dr. Gail Christopher, vice president for policy and senior advisor, WKKF
  • Martha Gonzalez-Cortez, principal & founder, Gonzalez-Cortez Associates
  • Sylvia Manzano, principal, Latino Decisions

WHEN:    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. CST (11:30 a.m. EST)

WHERE:  Access the Livestream on the Kellogg Foundation’s website at http://lp.wkkfdigital.org/state-of-the-latino-family-survey/.

Michael K. Frisby, 202-625-4328, mike@frisbyassociates.com

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