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Rick Najera to Speak on Diversity at Cal State San Bernardino Conversations April 21

Rick Najera, a nationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning screenwriter, performer, director, producer and author will be the speaker for the Cal State San Bernardino Conversations on Diversity presentation on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

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Rick Najera To Host Thought Makers Series at Oxnard College

Oxnard College has tapped Rick Najera for the second consecutive year to spearhead artistic direction and programming for its state-of-the-art performing arts center. 

Najera will host a series of special events as part of the 2015 Thought Makers Series. 

Last month, Najera hosted a special panel and presentation on the life and celebration of Cesar Chavez.  

Rick Najera hosts Cesar Chavez panel at Oxnard College

Previous events hosted by Najera at Oxnard College include panel discussions with actor Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, the cast and staff of Hulu’s East Los High, a special presentation of Sweet 15 Quinceañera, a full performance of Quetzal and more. 

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Najera will host a special presentation of “53 Million & One” performed by NAHREP’s Jerry Ascencio.  

Rick Najera hosts Jerry Ascencio’s 53 Million & One

About Rick Najera

Rick Najera is one of the most influential speakers in America today. He has spoken at the most prestigious organizations and businesses in America including Google, Stanford, Harvard, The World Bank, CNN, Al Jazeera Network, UCLA, CBS, NAHREP and more. He is the award-winning author of the book, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood and works in all forms of entertainment in Hollywood. 

Rick Najera to Speak at CNN on Civil and Human Rights

Rick Najera on CNN

On Thursday, April 16, 2015 Rick Najera will be a featured panelist and speaker on CNN Dialogues on Film and Social Justice, hosted by CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield who will moderate the discussion.

When: 4/16/15
Where: National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta, GA

Rick Najera is one of the most influential speakers in America today. He has spoken at the most prestigious organizations and businesses in America including Google, Stanford, Harvard, The World Bank, CNN, Al Jazeera Network, UCLA, CBS, NAHREP and more. He is the award-winning author of the book, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood and works in all forms of entertainment in Hollywood.

 

Grey’s Anatomy Star Sara Ramirez Praises Rick Najera’s Book, Almost White

Grey's Anatomy star, Sara Ramirez Praises Rick Najera's book Almost White

Grey’s Anatomy star, Sara Ramirez Praises Rick Najera’s book Almost White

Rick Najera is one of the most influential speakers in America today. He has spoken at the most prestigious organizations and businesses in America including Google, Stanford, Harvard, The World Bank, CNN, Al Jazeera Network, UCLA, NAHREP and more. He is the award-winning author of the book, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood and works in all forms of entertainment in Hollywood.

Rick Najera, Panelist on Al Jazeera Network

Speaker-author-actor-producer Rick Najera speaks on Al Jazeera network (300 million viewership) Feb. 2015 on its popular talk show, The Stream. Najera was a featured panelist on the topic of entertainment, diversity, Latinos in Hollywood.

Najera is one of the most influential speakers in America today. He has spoken at the most prestigious organizations and businesses in America including Google, Stanford, Harvard, The World Bank, CNN, Al Jazeera Network, UCLA, NAHREP and more.

Rick Najera speaks on Al Jazeera network (300 million viewership) Feb. 2015

Rick Najera speaks on Al Jazeera network (300 million viewership) Feb. 2015

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NAHREP taps Rick Najera as Director of New Media and Entertainment

Rick Najera Joins NAHREP in 2015 as National Speaker

Rick Najera Joins NAHREP in 2015 as National Speaker

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the largest minority real estate trade association in America, announced today that celebrated writer, director, actor and author Rick Najera has been named to the newly created position of director of new media and entertainment for the association. Najera will immediately begin work assisting the organization to develop a national touring division that will include live performances of the association’s highly acclaimed theatrical keynote, “53 Million & One” and his own live production, “Almost White,” based on his fourth and newly-released, award-winning memoire.

“NAHREP has been leveraging creative mediums such as theater and video to disseminate its core messages of sustainable homeownership and economic empowerment,” said NAHREP co-founder and CEO Gary Acosta. “Rick Najera brings unparalleled talent and experience to the organization. His contributions will vastly elevate the quality and relevance of our communications moving forward.”

In 2014, the International Latino Book Awards recognized Najera’s book, “Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood,” as the year’s most inspirational non-fiction book. He has directed CBS’s Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase for 10 consecutive years and is a regular contributor to NPRS’s radio show, “Tell Me More.” In 2005, Najera wrote and starred in the play “Latinologues” when it completed a successful 93-show run on Broadway. He has been a featured speaker addressing diversity in the U.S. for the most prestigious companies, organizations, and universities including Google, the World Bank, Stanford University, Harvard University among others.

“One of my passions has always been to provide guidance and opportunity for other Latinos,” said Najera. “NAHREP has a powerful impact in the lives and careers of Latinos in all walks of life, including some of the most impressive Latino business people in the country. I am excited to be a part of this exceptional organization.”

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