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Sep 13, 2018

New UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative report underscores a continued neglect by the Smithsonian of U.S. Latino History and a lack of commitment to diversity

UCLA LPPI joined the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) to release Invisible No More, the first analysis of the Smithsonian Institution’s progress in implementing the ten recommendations from its 1994 report, Willful Neglect. It found that the Institution failed to execute on 7 of the 10 recommendations. This includes a decrease in federal funding for the Smithsonian Latino Center and a severe underrepresentation of Latinos in leadership roles.

Jun 22, 2018

Bipartisan Coalition Advocates for Legislation to Authorize the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution

Dozens took to Capitol Hill to press for passage of the National Museum of the American Latino Act on the 7th anniversary of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission Report “To Illuminate the American Story for All”

Jun 11, 2018

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce 2018 Design Contest Winner

Brazilian-born, Indianapolis-based, artist Cristiano Mattos brings out the diversity and vibrancy of Latino culture in his winning submission.

Apr 17, 2018

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Announces Expansion of Board of Directors

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) announced today the addition of new members to its governing board, which includes leaders from across the political spectrum as well as business, media, finance and various other sectors.

Mar 19, 2018

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Launches 2018 Design Contest

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

The 7th annual design contest has been launched. Presented with the generous support of Target, this annual contest highlights the incredible work of Latino and Latina artists across the country and celebrates the diversity and richness of American Latino life. We thank all of our contestants that submitted their designs. As of April 20th, we are no longer accepting submissions.

Feb 1, 2018

Friends of the National American Latino Museum Launch Chairman’s Advisory Council

National Museum of the American Latino

The CAC will help key individuals involved with FRIENDS remain informed and engaged as they assist the organization in raising visibility and public support for the creation of a Smithsonian National American Latino museum.

Jun 15, 2017

Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Legislation to Authorize Smithsonian American Latino Museum

The bill introduction falls on the sixth anniversary of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission Report “To Illuminate the American Story for All”

Jun 1, 2017

Latino Museum Stands in Solidarity with Museum of African American History and Culture

Statement from Latino Museum Campaign on News of Noose Found in Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Apr 3, 2017

Campaign for Latino Museum Launches 6th Annual Design Contest

In the contest sponsored by Target, artists from Wisconsin and Utah are invited to submit work celebrating the Latino community

Sep 22, 2016

National Museum of the American Latino Commissioners Send Letter to Congress Urging the Designation of a Smithsonian American Latino Museum on the National Mall

#BulidMuseumsNotWalls

Sep 20, 2016

L.A. School Board Promotes Computer Science through App Challenge and Supports Creation of Latino Museum in D.C.’s National Mall

‘Latino Heritage Month is a time when Latinos honor their spirit of self-determination, dignity, and respect for cultural heritage’

Sep 15, 2016

Campaign Launched to Pass the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act and #BuildMuseumsNotWalls

The campaign officially launches on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, five years after a national commission recommending building the museum

Aug 16, 2016

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Statement on the Appointment of Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building Director

May 5, 2016

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce 2016 Design Contest Winner

Adorable Monique of Naples, Fla., Voted Winner of the Fifth Annual Competition

Mar 7, 2016

Friends of the American Lation Museum Launches 5th Annual Design Contest

The Annual Celebration of the Latino Community's Artistic Talent Will Honor the 5th Anniversary of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission Report

Oct 23, 2015

American Latino Influencer Awards Honor National Leaders in San Antonio

San Antonio, a City Rich in U.S. Latino History, Host Awards Honoring Rosie, Joaquin & Julian Castro; Hope Andrade; Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates; and the Network for Young Artists

Jul 1, 2015

Friends of the American Latino Museum Joins Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery to Honor Dolores Huerta

July 1st event to feature remarks from the civil rights icon who is the first Latina and only second living person to be featured in the One life series

Apr 24, 2015

American Latino Museum Supporters Select Francisco Romero 2015 Nationwide Contest Winner

Thousands of Votes Cast in Closest to Date, Steve Alfaro Awarded Honorable Mention

Dec 8, 2014

Inaugural American Latino Influencer Awards Concludes National Series Honoring Three Miami Leaders in Arts, Public Service and Civic Leadership

Coca-Cola, AARP and Target Among Corporate Sponsors Celebrating Music Director and Conductor of the Miami Symphony Orchestra Eduardo Marturet, Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department Emilio Gonzalez, and Mayor of the City of Miami Tomás P. Regalado to be recognized

Oct 23, 2014

New York City Council Approves Resolution Urging Congress to Pass Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Historic Resolution Was Sponsored by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Passed Yesterday By Voice Vote