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October 6, 2021 | Virtual event
Latinx Branding in the 21st Century; More Salsa than Melting Pot
Join us as Mauricio Calvo, Executive Director of Latino Memphis, discusses Latinx branding in the 21st Century.
Mexican by birth and Memphian by heart, Mauricio leads Latino Memphis, an organization charged to ignite, propel, and accelerate upward social-economic-political-educational and well-being mobility for the Latinx community. He knows that only when all community members move up will we’ll achieve collective success.
Mauricio, who is openly bi, and his best friend-wife, local artist Yancy Villa, are learning how to raise three emerging leaders: Anna, 17, Carolina 15, and Santiago, 13, who proudly attend public schools. Aside from enduring his cooking, the Calvo-Villas are champions of progressive issues, enjoy traveling and all things Memphis as a family. He serves on the Boards of Unidos U.S., Hope Credit Union, Shelby Farms Conservancy, and WeAreMemphis. His academic journey includes CBU, Lipscomb University, Boston College, and Georgetown. He is a Leadership Tennessee alumn as well as a Mosaic and ProInspire Catalyst Collective fellow.
After 25 years in Memphis, Yancy and Mauricio became US citizens. He then ran for City Council and School Board, and although not yet successful, the races are the foundation for the next campaigns, for him or for others who are changing the political landscape of our city. As citizens, the Calvo-Villas will continue to use their voice and vote to advocate for others deserving of their version of the American dream.