2019 Latino Spirit Award Highlights (produced by the California State Senate)

May 07, 2019

On Monday, May 6, 2019 the California Latino Legislative Caucus honored 9 individuals as part of our 18th Annual Latino Spirit Awards celebration at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.  The honorees included: 

·         Cristela Alonzo (Comedian and Actress) in Achievement in Advocacy & Entertainment

·         Ángel del Villar (Founder of DEL Records) in Achievement in Business & Philanthropy

·         Albert M. Camarillo (Founder of the field of Mexican American history and Chicano studies) in Achievement in Academia

·         Dr. Carlos E. Cortés (Scholar of race and ethnicity and 2009 NAACP Image Award winner) in Achievement in Education & Media

·         Dorene C. Dominguez (Chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. and first Latina to hold NBA ownership status) in Achievement in Business & Philanthropy

·         Anthony Gonzalez (American actor and musician) in the Dynamic Youth Award

·         Zuleima Flores-Abid (Programs Manager at the National Alliance on Mental Illness California) in Achievement in Public Service

·         Antonia Hernández (President and CEO of the California Community Foundation) in Achievement in Philanthropy

·         Reginaldo Francisco del Valle, a19th-century California state senator who was instrumental in forming the predecessor to the UCLA, will be recognized in Memoriam