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Rick Najera to Tour with NAHREP’s 2015 National Nuevo Latino Tour

NAHREP Announces Nuevo Latino Tour Featuring its “53 Million & One ®” Original Stage Production

25-City Tour to Feature Jerry Ascencio and Award-Winning Writer-Director-Actor Rick Najera

Rick Najera

Rick Najera

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals ® (NAHREP) announced a 25-city national tour featuring 53 Million & One, a NAHREP original theatrical performance that tells the story of an immigrant from rural Mexico who comes to the U.S. and succeeds as a real estate entrepreneur to live the American dream. The 25-city national tour, sponsored by Century 21 Real Estate, LLC, kicks off in Houston, Texas on May 14 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

The Nuevo Latino Tour was created and developed by NAHREP, one of the largest Hispanic trade associations in America in association with Rick Najera, one of Hollywood’s most influential entertainment and media professionals, in order to showcase success stories of Latinos in America and the journey of sustainable homeownership through its original stage production of 53 Million & One.

Following the format of Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio narrates, assumes multiple characters and leverages his skills as a Mariachi performer to guide audiences through the most impactful events of his extraordinary life. The show highlights the common challenges, experiences and aspirations that bind the 53 million Latinos who call America home.

The tour features the talents of award-winning Broadway and Hollywood veteran Rick Najera, who will share his own insights and experiences as a Nuevo Latino in the media and entertainment industry. Najera will present and define the Latino experience in Hollywood using pieces of his own comic memoir, “Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood.”

“We are excited to share 53 Million & One with audiences from around the country,” said Teresa Palacios-Smith, 2015 NAHREP president. “It is an American story that will move and inspire everyone who sees it.”

The national tour featuring 53 Million & One kicks off on May 14, 2015 and features the following line-up:

May 14 – Zilkha Hall at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Houston, TX
May 18 – Stage West Theatre – Fort Worth, TX
May 19 – Stateside Theatre at the Paramount – Austin, TX
May 20 – City Performance Hall – Dallas, TX
May 21 – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX

The Nuevo Latino Tour will travel to California in June and throughout the U.S. for the remainder of 2015. Tour dates to be announced soon. For current show dates, tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, visit www.nuevolatinotours.com.

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About NAHREP
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a nonprofit 501(c) 6 trade association, is dedicated to advancing sustainable homeownership among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve them. NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 20,000 members in 48 states and 35 affiliate chapters.
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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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