Posted By P & L Blog

A May flood victim, a student activist, a school employee, and a priest- these are the unsung heroes that Conexión Américas will honor with the 2010 Orgullo Hispano Award this Friday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. during their Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:                

Francisco Reyes
Flood victim turned neighborhood leader
Conexión Américas' flood recovery response in Antioch

Karla Vazquez
Volunteer and student activist for the DREAM Act
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Adelina Winston
Family advocate and exemplary public servant
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

Rev. Joseph P. Breen
First non-Latino AMIG@ WE LOVE honoree for his contributions to making Nashville a welcoming community for Latino immigrant families
St. Edward Catholic Church

Conexión Américas will also recognize three young writers from local high schools for their winning entries in the 3rd annual “My Hispanic Roots, My American Dream” Essay Contest:

Arturo Vazquez
1st place

Cynthia Ramírez
Cane Ridge
2nd place

Andrea Jacky Gómez 
3rd place

Please honor these unsung heroes and young writers Friday at 6 pm at the Historic Cannery Ballroom in Nashville.

The annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta follows at 7:00 p.m, featuring Latin American food, live Latin music by Kazique, artwork by Jairo Prado, and a carnival recreating a Central American folk tradition!

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