March is Women’s History Month and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) supports the accomplishments of powerful women, our past Hispanic Heritage Award (HHA) honorees who have had the great privilege of standing on our HHA stage. These women are true leaders, their leadership shining through in their perspectives and voices for the whole world to see.
Women’s History Month
First of all, on March 8th women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day. While many women and men honor this day, women also reflect on progress made and improvements that are missing in the workspace. In addition, acts of courage of those women who have played a vital role in history for women’s rights.
Hispanic Heritage Awards
Also, our HHA honoree, America Ferrera was the Inspira Award Honoree at our 2010 Hispanic Heritage Awards! The HHA’s are considered among the highest honors for Hispanics by Hispanics where top Latino performers and personalities pay tribute to the honorees from the stage. HHA’s were established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America.
Most noteworthy, in 2014, America Ferrera joined HHF in leading a group of humanitarian advocates to work with a shelter in McAllen, TX. So, this effort was in support of unaccompanied minors from Central America. This project was the READ (Refugee Enrichment And Development) Project, a technology-based program focused on providing the refugee children through reading, playing and praying.
Furthermore, America Ferrera commented on the project and said, “We have a moral responsibility as Americans to support the plight of children escaping violence, abuse and high murder rates. This is a humanitarian issue. They are escaping violence. Through this effort with HHF, we simply want to offer, relief, hope and comfort to these children and families who have been through so much.”
In addition, America’s list of awards includes Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an actress in a television series, comedy or musical. The 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and so many more!
Also, Women’s History Month is our chance to honor women everywhere. Much as, women who have served as an inspiration to other Latinas in the community by doing good, genuine work. Hence, here’s to learning and appreciating the stories of powerful women all month long! Thank you, America Ferrera for your leadership!
In conclusion, this month supports the accomplishments of women in the public eye and the everyday heroes who deserve their own spotlight too. Learn more about our Hispanic Heritage Awards and our past honorees here!