La Movida 1480AM/94.5FM and Mid-West Family Madison will celebrate the achievements and contributions of Madison’s Latino community on Friday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. at the 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Luncheon Celebration.
Every autumn, La Movida celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a luncheon that includes food, speeches, entertainment and awards at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Juan Jose Lopez, co-founder of The Latino Economic Development Foundation (WLEDF), co-founder of The Latino Chamber of Commerce and owner of López Consulting Services, LLC.
Leaders and representatives of local Latino and non-Latino institutions are expected to attend, according to a press release from La Movida, including City of Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Fitchburg Mayor Aaron Richardson, Emb. Consul Claudia Franco, Mexico Consulate of Milwaukee, and Julia Arata-Fratta, Alder of the City of Fitchburg Common Council who will give the Proclamation for the event. Special remarks will be made by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.
The following leaders and entities will be recognized during the luncheon for their contributions in the Greater Madison Area:
◉ Community Institution of the Year: Consulado de México en Milwaukee
◉ Community Leader of the Year: Mario Garcia Sierra, Energy Equity and Innovation Manager at Madison Gas and Electric
◉ Hispanic Achievement of the Year: Norma A. Gallegos Valles, presdient of the Latino Professional Association and Centro Hispano Workforce & Career Pathways Manager
◉ The Amigo Award: Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive
◉ Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year: Ode and Wensy Meléndez, owners of Amigo Construction
◉ Believe and Succeed Award: Jorge Antezana, vice president & COO of the Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce
◉ Making a Difference Award: Roots4Change, Co-Op
WLMV – La Movida 1480AM/94.5FM is broadcasting special programming during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), with local Latino personalities featured.
For more information about La Movida Radio’s 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, contact Lupita Montoto at (608) 441-3768 or via email at [email protected]
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