José Andrés: World Central Kitchen

Award-winning chef & Nobel Prize nominee José Andrés, along with the incredible team at World Central Kitchen, have worked tirelessly to distribute meals to those in need, activate chefs to help meet the need for meal service, and keep local restaurants working. Thank you for all that you do! According to the World Central Kitchen website, “after […]

Iveth Jalinsky – Retools Company to Make Masks

Iveth Jalinsky, the owner of Green Resources Consulting, LLC in Missouri, began using her company’s facilities to manufacture FFP3 (Face Filtering Protection) masks (equivalent to N-99, a 99% protection rate against the coronavirus) made of bamboo and carbon. They are now producing over 30,000 masks per day, and donating many of them for free to area […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM LAUNCHES 9TH ANNUAL DESIGN CONTEST

(Washington, D.C.) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) launched its 9th annual design contest this morning to showcase the work of Latino and Latina artists across the country. Presented with the generous support of Target and AARP, the annual digital contest celebrates the Latino community’s rich heritage and talent, inviting artists to share […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM APPLAUDS THE SWEARING IN OF JOVITA CARRANZA AS SBA ADMINISTRATOR

(Washington, D.C.) – The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) congratulates the Honorable Jovita Carranza on being sworn in as the 26th Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Carranza was confirmed by the Senate with broad bipartisan support, and has pledged to remain a tireless advocate for underserved communities in her role leading the […]

LEGISLATION FOR SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM SECURES SUPERMAJORITY IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420) is supported by over 290 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House Washington, DC — The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to establish a museum on the National Mall dedicated to honoring the contributions of Latinos throughout American history, […]

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON DIVERSITY IN THE SMITHSONIAN HELD IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420) secured support of a bipartisan majority of the House  Washington, DC— Today, the Committee on House Administration is hosting a hearing on diverse stories in the Smithsonian Institution, Oversight of the Smithsonian Institution: Opportunities for Growth by Honoring Latino Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. Among […]

FORMER U.S. TREASURER ROSARIO MARIN TO RECEIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), announced today that Rosario Marin, the 41st United States Treasurer, will receive the Public Service Award at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The […]

LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR HILDA L. SOLIS TO RECEIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that Hilda L. Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor for the First District of Los Angeles County, will receive the Leadership Award at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the […]

Friends of the American Latino Museum to Host Forum on the Latino Narrative in America

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), the only organization dedicated to the creation of a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum, today announced it will host a forum on the state of the Latino narrative in the U.S. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Raben […]

LIEUTENANT COLONEL OLGA E. CUSTODIO TO RECEIVE VALOR AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS

(Washington, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the honorees at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) will be Lieutenant Colonel Olga E. Custodio, the first Latina military pilot in the United States Air Force (USAF). She will be recognized with the Valor Award, an award that […]