MIAMI, FL – April 4, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize 2017 announced today their partnership with UNICEF USA ( to shine a light on the organization’s work to put children first and introduce UNICEF USA’s mission to the nation’s top Latino trendsetters and newsmakers during their 2017 event, taking place on April 3-6, in Miami, Florida.

UNICEF has helped save children’s lives by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more, ensuring they have the opportunity to survive and thrive.

“The presence, power and scale of the Latino community gathered at this year’s iconic event is what makes Hispanicize the perfect place to help raise awareness of UNICEF USA’s role in solving the important issues affecting children around the world and our Latino Community’s ability to help save lives.” said Manny Ruiz, CEO and founder of the Hispanicize Media Group that owns the event.

As part of the partnership, UNICEF USA will participate in prominent sessions and programs of the event. Featured Hispanicize Summit speaker, Semhar Araia, Managing Director of Diaspora & Multicultural Partnerships, UNICEF USA will lead a discussion on Addressing America’s Diversity from Crisis to Opportunity. Claudia Gonzalez Romo, Chief of Public Advocacy, UNICEF will Chair the first Annual Hispanicize CMO Summit featuring a full day of sessions with CMOs and senior multicultural marketing executives covering a range of issues, case studies, research and fireside chats on the most pressing U.S. Hispanic Market industry trends and topics.

“We are excited to share UNICEF’s lifesaving work at this year’s Hispanicize,” said Semhar Araia, Managing Director of Diaspora & Multicultural Partnerships, UNICEF USA. “At a time when children are facing mounting challenges around the world, we have the opportunity to bring our communities together to help the most vulnerable children while teaching our children to become the next generation of global citizens.”

Among the ways to get involved with UNICEF USA is with UNICEF Kid Power, activating kids’ inner heroes, giving them the power to end global malnutrition and save lives, one step at a time. Only 1 in 4 American kids is getting enough physical activity, while almost 1 in 4 children globally is malnourished. With the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids run, jump and play to unlock lifesaving nutrition that UNICEF delivers to severely malnourished children around the world. To date, the UNICEF Kid Power Team has provided more than 6.4 million packets of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), enough to save the lives of more than 40,000 malnourished children. UNICEF Kid Power Bands will be on display at the UNICEF booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Additionally, and in response to the tragic events in Colombia, UNICEF has deployed teams on the ground to provide rescue and support for the children impacted by the devastation. A donation page has been designated by UNICEF USA in support of Colombia at, and influencers are invited to share with the hashtag #Act4Children @UNICEFUSA

( 90% of every dollar spent goes directly to support and protect

Hispanicize 2017 is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees from the fields of social media, journalism, marketing, music, film and entrepreneurship.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit

About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 8th year, Hispanicize 2017 Week ( (#Hispz17) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2017 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, April 3-6, 2017.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, music and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).