Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

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Oct 10, 2013

Friends of the American Latino Museum Strengthen Leadership with Announcement of Executive Director and Civil Rights Leader to Join the Board of Directors

New leadership joins the organization and provides substantial support for the swift progress of the campaign to create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum

Oct 8, 2013

Miembros del “Tri-Caucus” del Congreso muestran su apoyo a la campaña por un Museo Smithsonian de los Latinos en los Estados Unidos

Los representantes Xavier Becerra, Judy Chu, Steven Horsford & Marc Veasey asistieron a un evento de Amigos durante la Conferencia Anual de Política Pública del CHCI

Oct 4, 2013

Congressional Tri-Caucus Members Show Their Support for Smithsonian American Latino Museum Campaign

Representatives Xavier Becerra, Judy Chu, Steven Horsford & Marc Veasey Attend FRIENDS's Annual CHCI Public Policy Conference Event

Jul 18, 2013

Friends of the American Latino Museum to Host Unparalleled Trio of Events During 2013 NCLR National Conference As A Call To Action

Participation in the Family Expo, a Superworkshop on the History of Latinos in the U.S. and a Reception Hosted by actress Aimee Garcia

Jun 25, 2013

Latino Influencers Discuss Underrepresentation of Latinos in the Telling of American History at 2013 NCLR Annual Conference

Workshop Presented by the American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation, Friends of the American Latino Museum, and LATINO AMERICANS Documentary Special on PBS

Jun 11, 2013

Latino Inaugural 2013 Announces Grant to Latino Cultural and Historical Institutions Led By Friends of the American Latino Museum

FRIENDS Honorary Co-Chair, Eva Longoria, Former Commission Chair, Henry Muñoz and former Commissioner Andres Lopez, Also Award Grants to the Smithsonian Latino Center andthe American Latino Heritage Fund

May 22, 2013

Campaign to Build a National Smithsonian American Latino Museum Comes to New York City for a Benefit Performance by Cuban-American Actor Jay Alvarez

The Friends of the American Latino Museum Will Host Its Largest NYC Event To Date With Performance of "Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!" at El Museo del Barrio

May 7, 2013

Florida Artist Wins 2013 National American Latino Museum Design Contest

Thousands of online voters chose the winning design by artist Ana María Villegas, originally from Mexico City, living in Coral Springs, FL

Apr 26, 2013

Friends of the American Latino Museum Host First Informational Town Hall with Rice University

Historians, academics, and media experts will engage the Houston community on the importance and challenges surrounding a National American Latino Museum in Washington, D.C.

Apr 16, 2013

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce 2013 Campaign Design Contest Finalists

Public Voting to Select This Year's Winner is Underway at AmericanLatinoMuseum.org

Mar 26, 2013

Hispanicize 2013 and the Friends of the American Latino Museum Host National Town Hall ‘Searching for Cesar Chavez,’ an Exploration of Leadership in the Latino Community

Town Hall will be a national live-streamed event joined by national experts, media and elected officials

Mar 15, 2013

Bipartisan Leaders in Congress Introduce Legislation to Designate a Location on the National Mall for the American Latino Museum

FRIENDS applauds yesterday's introduction of the bipartisan Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act in the Senate, by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and in the House by Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).

Mar 14, 2013

Menendez, Reid, Rubio, Becerra and Ros-Lehtinen Reintroduce Legislation to Authorize American Latino Museum on the National Mall

House and Senate leadership reintroduce the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act which designates the Arts and Industries on the National Mall as the future home of the museum.

Mar 14, 2013

Menéndez, Reid, Rubio, Becerra y Ros-Lehtinen Presentan Proyecto de Ley para Autorizar Museo Latino en los Predios del Smithsonian

Lideres de el Congreso resentaron hoy un proyecto de ley en el senado y la cámara de representantes para autorizar que el edificio de Arte e Industria del Smithsonian sea la localización y sede oficial del Museo Latino del Smithsonian.

Mar 7, 2013

Friends of the American Latino Museum Launches Second Annual National Design Contest for 2013 Campaign Activities

The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) kicked off its second annual Campaign Design Contest today.

Jan 20, 2013

FRIENDS Commemorates 2013 Inauguration, Looks Ahead To Building On Success Of Past Four Years

FRIENDS joins in inauguration activities featuring historic firsts for Latinos and continue push for national museum honoring Latino heritage

Dec 10, 2012

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce New Executive Board Leadership

Former National Museum of the American Latino Commissioner, Cid Wilson, to Chair FRIENDS Board, joined by representative of NewsCorp, CNN Political Analyst and former Smithsonian General Counsel.

Sep 12, 2012

Friends of the American Latino Museum Call On Congress to Join Bipartisan Effort to Pass Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

FRIENDS update community and national leaders during 35th Annual CHCI Policy Conference

Jun 12, 2012

Thousands of American Latino Museum Supporters Participate in Selection of Winning 2012 Campaign Design Contest

The winning design, by UNO Branding, will be represented by the company’s founder, Luis Fitch, at the official unveiling in Las Vegas during NCLR’s annual conference

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