Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers made its national stage debut as the featured show during HACU’s 31st Annual Conference Town Hall in San Diego on October 30, 2017. The show featured actors Cheech Marin and Easai Morales plus the President of FIELD, David Villarino. Invited guest, actress Diane Guerrero, was filming a movie at the time and congratulated the show from the set. HACU is the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities and is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic Serving Institutions. Latino Thought Makers is a national interview series (live on stage, online, a national radio show and podcast) featuring America’s most influential Latinos. Created and hosted by screenwriter/author/comedian Rick Najera, Latino Thought Makers is changing the narrative in America today through this inspirational, leadership platform showcasing role models, change makers and leaders in thought. Latino Thought Makers is based on Najera’s philosophy and coined phrase, “Latinos are the solution, not the problem.” Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers is helping Latinos achieve success in school and careers. These are the positive and hopeful stories for all of America to see and hear.