Celebrating the Life of Former Commissioner Sandy Colón Peltyn

Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) mourns the passing of a dear friend and champion for the Latina community, former Commissioner Sandy Colón Peltyn. We offer our deepest condolences to her family, and it is with tremendous honor and affection that we remember her passion and dedication to the fight for an American Latino […]

Congresswoman Nydia Velàzquez to Receive Legacy Award at 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards

Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the honorees at the 2018 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony will be United States Congresswoman Nydia M. Velàzquez (D-NY), who will receive the Legacy Award for her lifetime of service and fearless advocacy for the American Latino community and all Americans. Congresswoman […]

Chefs for Puerto Rico to Be Recognized for Excellence in Public Service at the 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards

(Washington, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that Chefs for Puerto Rico, a World Central Kitchen initiative, will receive the Public Service Award at the 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony for its work alleviating hunger in Puerto Rico following devastation from Hurricane Maria that lingers to this very […]

American Latino Influencer Awards Announce Four Latina Valor Awards Honorees

Four Latina veterans from across the Armed Forces will be recognized for their leadership and service to the nation (Washington, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the awardees at the 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony will be four recipients of the Valor Award, an award to […]

Carlos Gutierrez to be Honored at 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards

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.”

Bipartisan Coalition Advocates for Legislation

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.”

An important story that must be told

You may be surprised to learn who Gen. George Washington (a Virginian) invited to march alongside him at the Victory Parade in Philadelphia on July 4, 1783.

Friends of the NALM Launch Chairman’s Advisory Council

riends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), the only non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the creation of a National American Latino Museum announced today the creation of the Chairman’s Advisory Council (CAC) with its initial cohort.

Nearly 100 National Organizations Sign On As Partners of Campaign for a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum

Today, Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced that nearly 100 organizations have signed on as official partners of the campaign.