Claudia Romo Edelman is an activist for equity, diversity, and inclusion, and she is also the founder of We Are All Human. Claudia tells Locker Room Talk hosts Julie Alexandria and Jennifer Mercedes what inspires her work, and how she sees the future of social justice. From an early age, after a life-changing experience working alongside rescuers after a devastating earthquake that rocked her native Mexico City, it became clear to Claudia what her life's mission would entail: fighting for human rights, amplifying the Latinx community and championing women everywhere. Whatever cause or platform she is supporting, Claudia does it with all her might. Hear what the Mexican-Swiss diplomat, speaker and media contributor, who has more than 25 years of experience leading marketing and advocacy for global organizations including , the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the and has to say about the future of the Latinx community.
Claudia talks about founding We Are All Human to remind people of this very simple truth. She also answers questions around society’s readiness to move forward and have those hard conversations. To her, she says the process has already begun. Julie, Jennifer and Claudia discuss Hispanic Heritage Month, and Claudia makes it clear that it’s more than just margaritas and tacos. Companies and industries have an amazing opportunity, they just have to take it, says Claudia!
Finally, Jennifer and Julie ask, "Do players need to speak English in order to succeed?” Many Latino baseball players use interpreters, but they have been chastised in the media for doing so. How can baseball be a conduit for Latino culture? Claudia explains. These conversations and more can be found on Locker Room Talk YouTube, Instagram and Facebook platforms. Future episodes will include Ishwara Glassman Chrein, President at Chicago Fire FC and Alana Meraz, Founder of Latinx In Sports.