National Campaign Launched to Build American Latino Museum in Washington, D.C.
Campaign Launch Timed in Concert with Release of Presidential Commission’s Report
Washington, D.C. – The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, Inc (Friends of the American Latino Museum) has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of and support for honoring Hispanic heritage and history with the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino.
The campaign launch coincides with today’s unveiling at the White House of the Final Report to the President and Congress of the United States by the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. The Report, entitled “To Illuminate the American Story for All,” details the Commission’s feasibility study on creating a national museum dedicated to the American Latino. Officially incorporated in April of 2009, the Friends of the American Latino Museum has committed to continuing the Commission’s long-term efforts to build an American Latino Museum in our nation’s capital.
The Friends of the American Latino’s national campaign will begin with an event on June 2 in New York, with events to follow in Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C.
The organization will also have a major presence at additional events throughout the country, including participation in major Latino conferences and conventions like the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention & Exposition, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Conference and Annual Awards Gala.
Learn more about Friends of the American Latino Museum at www.americanlatinomuseum.org.
Access the Commission’s Final Report here: American Latino Museum: To Illuminate the American Story for All
Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (www.americanlatinomuseum.org)
Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, Inc., a 501(c)(3) incorporated in Washington, D.C., strives to create a museum in our nation’s capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories by highlighting the contributions made by Latino leaders, pioneers and communities to the American way of life.
The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino is honored to include among its inaugural Board Members: Jonathan Yorba (Chair), CEO, The Mexican Museum; Naomi Rodriguez (Vice Chair) Senior Marketing Manager, DirecTV, Inc.; Delia de la Vara (Secretary), Vice President, Special Events, NCLR; Maria Cardona (Treasurer) Principal, Dewey Square; Fernando Laguarda (Nominations Chair), Vice President, Time Warner Cable; Peter Villegas (Development Chair), Vice President and Senior Manager, Office of Corporate Responsibility, J.P. Morgan Chase; Rick Ramirez (Marketing and Communications Chair), Senior Vice President, Targeted Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures; Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, President, Hispanic Federation, and Chair, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA); and Ivelisse Estrada, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Community Relations, Univision Communications, Inc.
Estuardo Rodriguez: (202) 510-2268
Laura Rodriguez: (310) 956-2425