Pedro Zamora

Pedro Zamora on Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Kansas City

Is the Executive Director of the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Greater Kansas City. He brings over 34 years of leadership experience, in both the corporate for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. Pedro previously held leadership positions in research and development in the telecom industry. In 2007, he founded and served as CEO of Kyland USA, an industrial Ethernet communication manufacturer. Pedro has experience in R&D, product development, traditional manufacturing organizations and has international sales and marketing experience. Selling the company in 2014 allowed Pedro to enter his second leadership chapter as a nonprofit executive. Pedro has dedicated his leadership energies to improve business relationships, and economic impacts of the Latino community and business in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
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Pam and Judd of ‘Real World SF’ remember LGBTQ trailblazer Pedro Zamora

In 1994, Judd Winick and Pam Ling entered “The Real World: San Francisco” house at 953 Lombard Street in Russian Hill expecting nothing more than a cool experience. “Pam was going to become a doctor and I was going to become a cartoonist, so being on TV for a while was not going to necessarily help our careers,” says Winick. “We just thought it was going to be awesome. Then it wound up being this incredibly fulfilling and defining experience in our lives.”

Documentary on MTV’s ‘The Real World’ Star Pedro Zamora to Screen at Outfest Fusion Festival

As one of the stars of MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco, Pedro Zamora blazed a trail in the mid-1990s as he was among the first openly gay, HIV-positive men to  be featured so prominently in popular media. A new version of his story — told by William T. Horner and Stacey Woelfel in the documentary Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way — is among seven films selected to screen next month as part of the Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Film Festival, presented by IMDbPro and Hyundai.More from The Hollywood ReporterKelly Bradshaw to...

The Real World's Pedro Zamora will be the subject of a new documentary

The groundbreaking Real World: San Francisco cast member's life will be explored in Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way, which premieres at the Outfest Fusion Festival next month. Zamora, who died in 1994 shortly after the season finale, was among the first openly gay, HIV-positive men to be featured in mainstream media. Directed by William T. Horner and Stacey Woelfel, "Keep the Cameras Rolling will present a 360-degree look at his life, from the joyous moments, like his televised wedding, to his role of the media in shaping a generation’s understanding of social issues through the use of home videos, archival footage and interviews with family members, Real World cast members and other activists," per Deadline.

Pedro Zamora Scholarships Awarded to 11 Young HIV Leaders

Born on February 29, 1972, reality TV star and international AIDS activist Pedro Zamora would have turned 50 this week. But as the world witnessed in November 1994, he died of AIDS-related illness at age 22, one day after MTV aired the final episode of The Real World: San Francisco. The third season of the hit reality series had shot Zamora to stardom earlier that year, giving the gay Cuban American a platform to educate about HIV and stigma and LGBTQ issues.

50... Pedro Zamora Would Have Turned 50 Years Old Today

Today Pedro Zamora would have turned 50. Last December, I blogged about what would have been Ryan White’s 50th birthday. I never really knew that they were the same age until now, partly because it seems like people we lose are forever frozen at the age that they passed. Most especially if they die young.

National AIDS Memorial Honors the Legacy of Pedro Zamora on his 50th Birthday by Announcing Eleven Scholars who are Carrying his Torch Forward

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The National AIDS Memorial is honoring the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora on what would have been his 50th birthday by formally announcing the latest recipients of the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship. Eleven scholars have been selected from ten universities and academic institutions across the country, each receiving $5,000 in financial support for their academic studies.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

Dedicated to continuing the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the National AIDS Memorial awards undergraduate scholarships of $5,000 to emerging young leaders engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS and/or efforts toward advancing health, racial, and social justice. These individuals are the next generation of health care providers, policymakers, activists, and caretakers who will be at the helm of the same systems, practices, interventions, research, and advocacy efforts that ultimately bring about an end to HIV/AIDS.