Our friends at local public television station KLRN have announced a new season of their original series ¡SALUD!, featuring new host and SAAHJ member Melanie Mendez-Gonzales. Congratulations Melanie!
We are sharing KLRN’s press release about the show, which premieres Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m., below.
Join host Melanie Mendez-Gonzales as she sits down with prominent local women to discuss life in leadership. ¡SALUD! explores the lessons learned, challenges conquered, and barriers broken by strong Latina leaders in our community and beyond.
“I am excited to explore the stories and experiences that made these women into the leaders they are today,” said Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, host of ¡SALUD! Season 2. “Although we come from a wide variety of backgrounds, we have so much in common when it comes to being Latinas in leadership.”
A proud seventh-generation Tejana, Melanie Mendez-Gonzales is the managing partner of MMG Media, LLC and founder of the award-winning blog Que Means What. She uses the digital media landscape to create and amplify stories about Latina leaders, representation of the Latino community and her experiences as a Mexican-American exploring her own identity.
This season, viewers can see one-on-one interviews with Latina leaders including Erika Prosper, Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, and national activist Dolores Huerta. Catch new episodes of ¡SALUD!, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning September 8, on-air (KLRN channel 9.1) or streaming online at klrn.org/live.