30 Years Una Tradición | Rosario Dawson

Sebastian Arnavat

Student, Florida International University

With the 30th anniversary of the Hispanic Heritage Awards around the corner, we’d like to share with you some of the past honorees and their many accomplishments. HHF honored Rosario Dawson in 2007 with the Hispanic Heritage Vision Award.

On the day of the 2007 Hispanic Heritage Awards, Rosario Dawson passionately stated her speech, “Vision is not about just the achievements that I’ve had today, it’s about the idea that I can see more and that I am willing and committed to continue to move forward with my hopes and my goals and my ideas and my dreams. And I know that comes because we’re going to do that as a community of people.”

Rosario Dawson is a well-respected actress, producer, and comic book writer from New York City.  She is of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry.  Rosario has been in many films, including blockbuster hits such as Rent, He Got Game, and Men in Black II.

Rosario has a passion for philanthropy and has been involved in many charities including Global Cool, the One Campaign, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Voto Latino, and many others.  She has also been active for many philanthropy programs including Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Society, the Nature Conservancy, and Save the Children.  

Rosario Dawson is also known in the comic book world with her creation of O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce.  The four-issue series, released from July 2006 through May 2007, is about a fictitious team of police investigators who patrol a district of New York primarily populated by practitioners of magic.

Recently she has been casted as Claire Temple, a recurring role in a number of super hero series including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

HHF was honored to present Rosario Dawson with the HHA Vision Award in 2007, reining among the other prestigious honorees that have been honored the past 30 years. The Hispanic Heritage Awards are unique in that celebrities take the stage along with educators, innovators, community and business leaders, elected officials and others. At the HHA’s, celebrities are honored alongside physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials, community and business leaders and even young leaders. Stay tuned as we announce Hispanic Heritage Award honorees and presenters in the weeks to come!