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Relentless: Luis A. Miranda, Jr. in Conversation with Neal Katyal

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Join political strategist, activist, philanthropist, and author Luis A. Miranda, Jr. for a conversation with former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal about family bonds, politics, hope and Luis’ new memoir, Relentless: My Story of the Latino Spirit that is Transforming America.

Books will be on sale at the event by Politics and Prose.

LOCATION: Woolly Mammoth Theatre , 641 D Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004
This event is free and open to the public.


Essential reading from an expert voice: Luis A. Miranda Jr.’s personal and political memoir reveals a deep understanding of Latino culture and how to build community to change our world for the better.

A veteran of New York and national politics, Luis Miranda embodies the relentless spirit of progress of American immigrants.

There is no one on the Latino, New York, and national political scene with the breadth of experience, passion, and storytelling charm of Luis Miranda. In Relentless, he shares a fascinating narrative of his life and career—from his early days as a radically minded Puerto Rican activist to his decades of political advice and problem-solving.

Miranda recounts the thrill of the ascendency of Hamilton, created by his son Lin-Manuel, and he details the suffering after the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Amid the triumphs and challenges, Miranda examines what his experience reveals about our ever-changing politics, demographics, and society.



Luis A. Miranda Jr. arrived in New York City from Puerto Rico in 1974 to study psychology at NYU but soon found himself drawn to community action when he organized his neighbors to fight for better schools for their children. In the 1980s he was a special advisor for Hispanic Affairs to Mayor Ed Koch, and he continued to serve in key roles for the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations. As a founding partner of the MirRam Group, Miranda has consulted on several successful political campaigns, including the senatorial campaigns of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Most recently he managed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ successful reelection. Miranda is the founding president of the Hispanic Federation and is currently the chairperson of the Latino Victory Fund, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Viva Broadway, and the Public Theater. He is a board member of The City, and former chair of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Many have only just woken up to the political power of Latino voters. For decades I have watched as Luis Miranda dedicated his career to building and marshaling that power. He doesn’t just speak to these voters; he feels it in his heart and soul. When you go fight for the working families of this country, you want Luis Miranda right by your side.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, former First Lady, US Senator, and Secretary of State

Familia, activism, arts, and culture blend seamlessly in this heartfelt and fun memoir. You will discover Luis Miranda’s outspoken nature, resilience, and determination defined by boundless energy, and living on the edge. If awards were granted for a life well lived, Luis Miranda will most probably shatter world records. What a wonderful book!

Rita Moreno