U.S. and International Latino Leaders Join CHCI in D.C. to Celebrate Legacy & Promote Unity

Composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the Medallion of Excellence.

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] August 29, 2017 – This Hispanic Heritage Month, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute celebrates its Annual Leadership Conference and 40th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring notable artists and community leaders, while also rallying all Latino voices and organizations to promote civility and unity.

This year’s events will take place at Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center and at the Washington Marriott Marquis and will feature talented artists and distinguished notables such as Orange is the New Black actress Jackie Cruz, iHeartLatino’s Enrique Santos, and J’dez CEO and YouTube star Jackie Hernandez along with activists Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, and Carmen Perez who will be speaking and emceeing throughout the events.

Special guest and award-winning artist, Paulina Rubio, will also be taking center stage and performing at the sold out #CHCI2017 Awards Gala entertainment finale.

In addition, CHCI will proudly honor Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cástulo de la Rocha as CHCI’s Medallion of Excellence recipients, as well as Sandra Cisneros as the 2017 Chair’s Award recipient celebrating their unparalleled accomplishments, civic leadership, and service to the greater American society.
“I am honored to receive the Medallion of Excellence from CHCI,” remarked Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“Their commitment to developing the next generation of Latino leaders in public service, private enterprise, and social awareness inspires me. I believe their mission is crucial to the success of the Latino community and our country.”

“Lin-Manuel has inspired many Americans through his work and advocacy, and he has challenged us to embrace our common humanity along the way,” said Congressman Joaquín Castro, Chairman, CHCI. He continued, “Cástulo has spent a lifetime dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable and accessible healthcare to underserved communities.”

“Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cástulo de la Rocha have both made powerful contributions to our nation and changed countless lives. We are honored to recognize them, especially as we celebrate CHCI’s 40th anniversary,” said Castro.

“I’m honored to be recognized by CHCI for the work AltaMed does to improve the well-being of our Latino communities in Southern California,” noted Cástulo de la Rocha. “Regardless of immigration status, every person in our nation deserves access to the quality health care they need to live long and prosperous lives. AltaMed has been committed to the needs of underserved communities for more than four decades and continues to expand its services for our growing and changing community.”
The CHCI 2017 HHM events will address the importance and responsibility of bringing together the Latino community to acknowledge our social, economic, and civic contributions throughout American history and prepare us to defend the American Dream.

While this year’s gala is sold out, you still have the opportunity to support the next generation of Latino leaders by attending the 2017 Leadership Conference or donating.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the conference: Please contact Stefania Yanachkov at [email protected] or 202-548-8790 for more information.

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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