Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group whose biweekly column appears in nearly 150 newspapers. This makes him the most widely read Latino columnist in the country, known for his unpredictability and provocative thinking. He challenges both political parties with equal enthusiasm and his column is required reading for anyone who wants to better understand the nation’s 52 million Latinos. Read More >
US Immigration Policy
The 2016 Presidential Election
Immigration is perhaps the most divisive issue that Americans have wrestled with since slavery. Everyone seems to have an opinion about why our country’s immigration system is broken and a solution for fixing it. But most of those views—especially those emanating from the East Coast media centers—aren’t terribly informed and are too often shaped by partisan politics. With a 360-degree perspective on the immigration issue, speaker Ruben Navarrette lays out with passion and clarity what’s wrong with the public dialogue over immigration and explains how we can make it right. Then, unpredictable to the end, he provides a solution.
The Census Bureau estimates that Hispanics will account for 25 percent of all Americans by 2035. Now at 16 percent, Hispanics are already leaving their fingerprints on everything from music, entertainment, and food to sports, fashion, and pop culture. Then of course, there are the worlds of politics and business where Latino voters and Latino consumers are pursued by political strategists and marketers with equal zeal. But what does it really mean that the United States is becoming a Hispanic country? Speaker Ruben Navarrette gives us the answer and explains why America’s best days are still ahead.
Education reform has been called the new Civil Rights Movement and it ranks in public opinion polls as one of the top three issues that Latino voters care about most. In the classroom, teachers struggle everyday with finding ways to reach and teach Latino students. Often, when these students falter, teachers will blame parents and accuse them of not valuing education. That’s way off the mark. As a former kindergarten teacher who has written about education for many years, speaker Ruben Navarrette explains what’s really going wrong with the way that we educate Latino students—and how we can get it right.
"Everything went very well. The students really enjoyed themselves and the audience really enjoyed hearing what Ruben had to say. Ruben was wonderful as I knew he would be. You only send us the best."
"The event was wonderful! Mr. Navarrette did an excellent job and was very amenable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the lecture and I received great feedback from many of the audience members."
"WOW! Ruben was excellent. The students, faculty and staff were very pleased with his kind words and motivational message. He was very gracious with the very busy agenda we had for him. He inspires and motivates through his charismatic personality. To sum it up Ruben is an EXTRA-ordinary person."