Friday, September 12, 2008

Latino Heritage Month begins!

Today we kicked off our city’s celebration of Latino Heritage Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of three outstanding Angelenos: Eva Longoria Parker, Dionisio Morales, and Oscar de la Hoya.

Eva Longoria Parker is this year’s “Hope of Los Angeles” awardee. Ms. Parker has not only made her mark on Los Angeles through her personal success as an actress, but she also continues to support our community through her philanthropic work, including her efforts to help developmentally disabled children. Dionisio Morales received the “Spirit of Los Angeles” award for his activism within the Latino community. Oscar de la Hoya was given the “Dream of Los Angeles” award for his duel success as a boxer and an entrepreneur. He is the first Latino to own a national boxing promotional firm and one of only a handful of boxers to take on promotional responsibilities while still active.

For more information about upcoming Latino Heritage Month events, please click here.