Our very own Hispanic Heritage Foundation President and CEO, Antonio Tijerino was presented the Public Service Award at this year’s Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Embassy Dinner.
The GWHCC’s Embassy Dinner VIP reception commenced at 6:30 pm, followed by the dinner at 7:30 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Antonio wore a heart over his lapel, inspirited with the words “Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dreamers, USA” as an symbol of his love and dedication to the communities fighting for their lives, peace and liberty.
This award is an honor, and in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Every year Americans observe this month by celebrating the culture and contributions of American citizens.
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Washington DC metropolitan region by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority- owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education and access to capital. The Chamber envisions building a strong business network for the competitive future!
HHF was originally established by the White House in 1987, inspires, prepares, positions and connects Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.
Continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us by watching our 30th Anniversary Hispanic Heritage Awards on Oct. 6th on PBS! This year’s Hispanic Heritage Awards included top Latino performers and personalities, including Gael Garcia Bernal, Latin music superstar Luis Fonsi, The Latin Recording Academy, Members of the Nation’s “DREAMER” Community, NASCAR’s Groundbreaking Alba Colon and Coca- Cola’s Rudy Beserra.
The Hispanic Heritage Awards (HHA’s) were established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. Since that time, our HHA’s are considered among the highest honors for Hispanics by Hispanics. The Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of leading Latino individuals and organizations in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise of America.