Along with HLCOM, co-hosts for this year’s dinner and
recognition ceremony are the Michigan Hispanic Legislative
Caucus and the Capital Area César E. Chávez Commission.
At the event, Michigan’s outstanding Latino leaders will be
honored and promising Latino students will be awarded
“Michigan is home to growing and vibrant Hispanic Latino
communities, and those communities are producing world-class
leaders for today and tomorrow,” said HLCOM Executive Director
Marylou Mason. “It is important that we recognize these
talented individuals who are working to improve life for their
neighbors, their communities, and for all Michigan citizens.”
The dinner and recognition ceremony begin at 6 pm. Tickets for
the event are $35 per person or $280 a table. To purchase,
contact Vicky Garcia at (517) 373-8339.
Also on September 24, the HLCOM will host the fourth annual
Hispanic Legislative Advocacy Day at the state Capitol in
Lansing, from 9 am to 4 pm. The effort will bring together
representatives from Latino organizations, state and
nationally-recognized leaders, activists, students and
volunteers to meet with state lawmakers about core concerns of
Michigan’s Latino citizens, including education, access to
health care, racial profiling, barriers to obtaining drivers’
licenses and economic development.
These events are part of HLCOM’s celebration of National
Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, 2013.To see
a schedule of event, or for more information about HLCOM, visit
www.michigan.gov/mdcr and click on “Other Commissions”.
The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan was created in 1975
to represent the interests of Michigan's Hispanic and Latino
population – one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the
state. The Commission, made up of 15 individuals appointed by
the Governor, advises the Governor and state legislature on
policy matters and serves Michigan’s Latino population by
fostering and celebrating their achievements and promoting their
development and welfare.