DORENE DOMINGUEZ TO RECEIVE LEGACY AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS CEREMONY

Los Angeles, CA – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the honorees at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony will be philanthropist and business leader Dorene Dominguez, who will receive the Legacy Award for her commitment to building opportunities to succeed for all. Ms. Dominguez will be […]

FIRST CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON A NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO HELD IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Washington, DC— Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources hosted the first-ever Congressional hearing for the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420). The bill has 218 bipartisan cosponsors, a bipartisan Senate counterpart, and would establish the long overdue Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall dedicated to commemorating the 500 plus years of […]

Members of Congress and Latinx Leaders Host Press conference Following Historic Hearing on the National Museum of the American Latino Act

Washington, DC— On Thursday, October 17, the Friends of the American Latino Museum will host a press conference at the House Triangle following a historic House Committee on Natural Resources hearing for the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420). The press conference will be livestreamed. Who: Rep. Raul Grijalva, Chair of the […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM LAUNCHES FLORIDA REGIONAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK 

Friends of the National American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced the launch of its inaugural Florida Regional Leadership Network, featuring leaders in politics, civil rights, and business statewide including original bill sponsor and long-standing champion, fmr. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The network is a part of the FRIENDS national Regional Leadership Network program to galvanize support from […]

FRIENDS Launches Hispanic Heritage Month Campaign One Nation: ¡Presente!, Highlighting Support to Establish the National Museum of the American Latino

Today Friends of the National American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced the launch of One Nation: ¡Presente!, a campaign during Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the collective 500-year history, vision, and contributions of American Latinos to our nation. The campaign will showcase the political and public support for the National Museum of the American Latino Act […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM LAUNCHES ARIZONA REGIONAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK

(Washington, D.C.) – Friends of the National American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced the launch of its inaugural Arizona Regional Leadership Network, featuring leaders in politics, media, and business statewide. The network is a part of the FRIENDS national Regional Leadership Network program to galvanize support from high-profile leaders across the country. Members will serve as […]

TOWN OF BERNALILLO, NEW MEXICO PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A NATIONAL SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM 

(Washington, D.C.) – The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) extends its congratulations and gratitude to the Town of Bernalillo, New Mexico on the town’s recent resolution in support of legislation to establish a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino. Adopted on July 8, 2019, the resolution underscores Bernalillo’s commitment to honoring the […]

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO ACT REINTRODUCED TO THE 116TH CONGRESS

Bipartisan, bicameral group of bill sponsors and supporters reintroduce legislation for a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum (Washington, D.C.) – On May 1, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY), Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and a group of bipartisan colleagues from the House and Senate reintroduced the National Museum […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM TO HIGHLIGHT LATINO STORYTELLERS, CHANGEMAKERS AT SXSW 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico, the March on Washington Film Festival, and The Raben Group, the Friends of the American Latino Museum will host a series of panels and film screenings during this year’s Casa México at SXSW 2019, highlighting stories from the American Latino community. The creative and […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM APPLAUDS THE APPOINTMENT OF LONNIE BUNCH III AS SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Historic nomination presents opportunity for greater inclusion of diverse stories throughout the Smithsonian (Washington, D.C.) – The Friends of the American Latino Museum released this statement commemorating the appointment of Lonnie Bunch III as the next Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution:  “The Friends of the American Latino Museum extends our sincere congratulations to Lonnie Bunch […]