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 […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM ANNOUNCE 2019 DESIGN CONTEST WINNER

(Washington, D.C.) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that Indianapolis, Indiana-based artist Cristiano Mattos is the winner of the FRIENDS’ 8th annual design contest, the first recurring winner in the contest’s history. Presented with the generous support of Target, the annual contest invites artists from around the country to share their […]

Statement on Congressman José Serrano’s Retirement Announcement

The Friends of the American Latino Museum released this statement following Congressman José Serrano’s (D-NY-15) announcement that he will retire at the end of the 116th Congress: “A champion for his constituents, the American Latino community, and our nation, Congressman Serrano will be missed upon his retirement at the end of this term. As a […]

FRIENDS Calls on the Smithsonian Board of Regents

Attn: David M. Rubenstein Chair, Smithsonian Board of Regents Smithsonian Institution 1000 Jefferson Drive SW #113 Washington, D.C. 20560 Dear Chairman Rubenstein, On behalf of the Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), we respectfully bring to your attention a matter of great concern to us and millions of American Latinos around the nation: the […]

Friends of the American Latino Museum Launches New Leadership Networks With Political and Star Power Beginning in New York City

As Congress enters into a momentous new session, Friends of the National American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is galvanizing high-profile supporters across the nation with the launch of its Regional Leadership Networks. Local and national leaders will serve as the champions and ambassadors for the campaign to create a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on our […]