Editorial Director & Co-Interim Executive Director of Futuro Media & Founder of Latino Rebels
As Editorial Director for Futuro Media, Julio (Julito) Ricardo Varela is responsible for the overall editorial vision and voice of Latino USA, Latino Rebels and In The Thick. As Vice President of New Business Development for Futuro Studios, he also heads up the division’s new business initiatives, which have received industry accolades and have positioned Futuro for continued, sustainable success. Read More >
Julio Ricardo Varela on the #ParoNacional
Why Journalism: Julio Ricardo Varela
Julio Ricardo Varela’s many years covering issues and events directly impacting the Latino, Hispanic and Latinx communities have positioned him as one of the leading voices when addressing the “Crisis at the Border.” With the Trump administration presiding over the largest flows of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border since the mid-2000s, the Biden Administration is tasked with tackling one of America’s most pressing issues that has no sign of slowing down or going away. In this inspiring keynote, Julio Ricardo Varela tackles the stories from the border that the mainstream media tends to ignore, and shares the latest firsthand accounts of those battling one of the country's most misunderstood and misinformed issues.
"It was amazing and our students are still buzzing about it. We are so grateful to you for all your help and to Julio who helped guide us into some very serious and difficult (but vital) conversations."
"Really really fabulous talk today! Thank you so much, Julio, for sharing your voice with us – during your talk, I received multiple emails from people saying that they were so incredibly glad to see themselves represented in your message. It was informative and inspiring and the perfect capstone event for our Heritage Month celebrations."
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