Nominations now being accepted.
Roberto Maestas’ life was dedicated to building the
“Beloved Community” through multi-racial unity. He deeply believed that
poverty, racism and social inequity could only be eradicated if people of all
races and backgrounds came together to do so.
In honor of Roberto and his legacy the Ninth Annual
Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award recognizes two individuals, a woman and a
man, who have exemplified Building the Beloved
Community through multi-racial unity and working to eliminate poverty,
racism and social inequity.
El Centro de la Raza will celebrate awardees and their
contributions by making a $1,000 gift in their name to an organization of their
choice. Award recipients will be
recognized at El Centro de la Raza’s 47th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Legacy Award applicants can self-nominate or be nominated
by someone else. Recipients are asked to
participate in a video interview and attend El Centro de la Raza’s Building the
Beloved Community Gala.
Deadline for application
submission is Friday, June 28, 2019 at 5:00pm Pacific Time.