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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announces the Honorees, Host, and Performers for the 32nd Hispanic Heritage Awards Presented By Target

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

 Tuesday, October 1st At The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts In Washington DC, Followed By A Primetime National PBS Special Set For Broadcast On Friday, October 11th

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The Hispanic Heritage Awards for Vision: Residente (René Pérez)

The Hispanic Heritage Awards for Film: Eugenio Derbez

The Hispanic Heritage Awards for Music: Alejandro Fernández

The Hispanic Heritage Awards for Sports: “Canelo” Álvarez

The Hispanic Heritage Awards for Leadership:

Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA

Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA

Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters

Mónica Ramírez, Founder of Justice for Migrant Women

 Performances By:

Multiple Grammy / Latin Grammy Winners, and

Hispanic Heritage Award Legend Honorees LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE

Latin Grammy Winning Chilean Alternative Star MON LAFERTE

Critically-Praised Love & Hip Hop: Miami Star AMARA LA NEGRA

National Anthem: “On Your Feet” Broadway Star MAURICIO MARTINEZ

NELLA ROJAS Performs A Tribute To The Strength Of The Venezuelan People


 Presenters Include:

Ingrid Hoffmann, John Carter & Ana Cristina Cash, Pati Jinich, Elizardi Castro, Isabela Moner, Laura Gomez, JW Cortés , Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón & More.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 32nd HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS PRESENTED BY TARGET will take place on October 1st at the iconic John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Awards, which were created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions that co-host the program.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards will include top Latino performers and personalities paying tribute to the honorees from the stage, and will be broadcast nationally on Friday, October 11, 2019 on PBS. The Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of leading Latino individuals and organizations in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards are unique in that educators, physicians, innovators, businesspersons, community leaders, and elected officials stand alongside celebrities and great artists in representing the great value Latinos provide the United States and the globe.  Past Honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards have included Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Oscar de la Hoya, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Renta, America Ferrera, Pedro Martínez, Luis Fonsi, Andy García, Gael García Bernal, the Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and many more.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round, award-winning programs which inspire, prepare and connect Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s needs in priority fields. HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information on the mission of HHF visit

Media Check-In: 5:00pm At The Melrose Georgetown Hotel (Advance RSVP Required)

Red Carpet Interviews At Melrose Georgetown Hotel: 6:00pm to 7:30

32nd Hispanic Heritage Awards At The Kennedy Center: 8:00pm

-Media Check-In Contact: Sylvia Bedrosian


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