‘Nuestra Historia’ – Exploring the Latino Contribution to American History [Video]

Danny Vargas and Estuardo Rodriguez speak to the future of a new National Museum of the American Latino.

Editor’s note: Mr Vargas is board Chair President and Mr. Rodriguez staff President and CEO.

Spanning more than five hundred years and twenty four countries, there’s no easy way to encapsulate the unique scope of Latino American history. But for Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino President Estuardo Rodriguez, and Chairman of the Board Danny Vargas, that’s all the more reason to add a dynamic new museum to the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Since 1996, when a special task force found that Latinos were the most under-represented group in within the Smithsonian, many have lobbied to include Latino history within this national institution. Most recently the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino has pushed congress to better understand, embrace and fund the construction of an entirely new museum that spotlights the remarkably broad contributions Latinos have made to American history.

After the recent overwhelming passage of HR 2024, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino are now working to pass S1267, the final piece of legislation that would bring the new museum unto being.  With a growing list of supporting corporate, non-profit and educational partnerships, the project has never been closer to becoming a reality.

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Michael Ambrosino
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Author, researcher, Michael Ambrosino is a technology catalyst, writer, designer, broadcast journalist, producer, and radio host. In 2019 he founded 33third.org, an independent platform featuring Currents, a three hour stream of contemporary Jazz; Tapas experimental music sets; and the audio documentary program Dialogs featuring a unique series conversations between world-class musicians and their music. Michael writes about music through the lens of the history, culture, and politics that shapes artist's creative process. As a technology security and privacy advocate, Michael's research and writing explores how technological disruption effects art, culture and society at large. In 2018 he conducted a research project on the ecology of Jazz as understood by JazzWeek's broadcasters, radio personnel, promoters, record label owners and musicians. The study was presented at the JazzWeek Summit broadcasting conference that he coordinated that year as part of the 2018 San Jose Summer Jazz Festival in San Jose, California.